The US patent and Trademark Office recently awarded Loki a utility patent for its Loki Mitt design. Meanwhile, the European Patent Office issued acceptance for patents on both the LOKI Mitt & Loki Face Shield designs for the EU.
The US patent, along with soon to be issued European Union patent (pending in Japan and elsewhere), gives Loki protection of design concept and function of its Mitt and Face Shield. The invention pertains to upper body garments such as coats, jackets, vests or shirts with integrated headwear and handwear.
The Loki Mitt patent covers both the integration of the mitt into all Loki jacket sleeves as well as the Access Mitt, which is a stand-alone accessory. The Loki Face Shield is incorporated into the hood of all Loki jackets.
Loki founder Seth Anderson said that while Loki generally trusts its competitors integrity and is flattered by the interest in its design concepts, the patent gives this small, ten-year-old company protection to develop and sell products with these unique features in all major world markets.
At present, there are no plans to license the Loki innovation to other apparel manufacturers. This latest patent joins one Loki already received in 1998 for its Loki hat design.