We remember when slime was identified as “Flubber”, do you? Anyway, during this pandemic, a lot of people have been inspired to create new products. How can you make sure that your kids sanitise their hands? Well, the Spanish toy-maker Canal Toys España, a subsidiary of a major French toy distributor, created the “antibacterial slime”. The more you play with it, the cleaner the hands!
How does this relate to IP? The antibacterial slime might actually end up being patent-protected if the application filed is successful. According to the claims, the product can eliminate up to 99,9% of bacteria, it is non-toxic, does not contain alcohol and, when preserved properly, can last up to 1 month.