Each year, inventors are inspired by the festive period and come up with an array of novel ideas to celebrate the holidays. Many inventors will decide to protect their creations and their intellectual property by applying for a patent, which will sometimes in turn allow them to commercialise the said invention. So, let’s dive into some of the finest festive patents!

Christmas tree fire extinguisher

Christmas implies twinkly lights, candles, tinsel, and decorations which all look pretty but together can be a recipe for disaster. This risk prompted the invention of a fire extinguisher designed to prevent Christmas tree fires (click here to view the patent in PatBase).

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This device runs through the tree and the star ornament at the top conceals a smoke and heat sensor. If the tree catches on fire, the sensor will trigger the release of fire retardant throughout the tree, minimising damage and saving lives.


Electric Hanukkah lamp

The Hanukkah celebration, also known as the Festival of Lights, revolves around the lighting of a nine-branched menorah. Due to this tradition, common Hannukah patents are designs related to lights or candles.

This design patent is an ornamental design for an electric Hanukkah lamp, representing a nine-branched candelabrum to be lit during the holiday (click here to view the patent in PatBase). This is the perfect festive item for the beginning of the Hannukah season.


Edible gift wrap for pets

The holidays are about all members of our families, including our furry friends. This inventor has created a completely edible present (click here to view the patent in PatBase).

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Everything from the paper, box, decorative bows and stickers, and even the present itself is edible. If that wasn’t enough, there are also varying textures and flavours making it a great festive treat for our beloved pets.


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