NEW YORK — The patent leathers are the ultimate luxury items.
They’re the ones you’d wear to a funeral.
And you might not need to get married.
You could buy a pair of leather trousers at a thrift store for $80.
They’ll last you until the next generation of designers starts wearing them.
The problem is, leathers aren’t cheap.
You can’t make a lot of them.
And that’s what patents are all about.
Patents give you the right to make a specific product, usually a product that is uniquely yours.
So if you’re a designer and you have the right idea, you can make it for as little as $200.
But that’s only a fraction of the actual costs associated with making a patent leather.
Patent leather, a luxury item for a very, very small percentage of people, is now the most expensive luxury item in the world.
According to a study conducted by the University of Pennsylvania, patent leather costs about $1,700 per ounce, more than triple the cost of gold.
And it’s not just for designers.
It’s a lot for ordinary people as well.
“The prices of the leathers, they’re really not the only ones, because there are a lot more people in the country that want to buy it,” said Michael Fuchs, a professor of marketing at the University at Buffalo.
“People who are working on projects are going to be more interested in this.”
But the cost is high.
And as more and more designers start wearing them, the cost goes up.
For example, if you want to wear leather pants with a high collar, you’ll pay about $400 to $600 a pair, Fuchs said.
And if you wear a pair that has a low collar, like an Italian-style collar, it’ll cost you $400.
“A lot of people are very protective of their intellectual property,” he said.
“They have an expectation that they can sell it.
But they’re not.”
That’s where patents come in.
Trademarks can help people protect their ideas, and sometimes even save money.
But patents are often very broad.
They don’t have to have a specific name or a specific purpose.
For instance, patent 6,988,068 covers a belt buckle that’s designed to hold your phone.
The patent states: “A belt buckle is a buckle that is designed to provide a secure fit and that is not made by other manufacturers.”
That means, anyone who makes a belt buckles can patent the buckle.
So the belt buckler is not going to end up in the hands of a fashion designer who wants to use it to design a pair for a wedding dress.
“When a designer comes to me with a design for a belt, it’s a perfect example of what we’ve got to do to make sure that it can withstand the rigors of the fashion industry,” Fuchs explained.
“So if it’s the right fit and if it looks good on a dress, it could make it into a dress for a lot less money.”
Patents, he said, can help protect creative ideas.
They can help designers save money too.
They allow them to focus on creating a design that’s a unique and exclusive, and it doesn’t cost as much to produce.
Patented leathers can even save you money if you don’t want to spend a lot on a wedding gown.
“Patents allow us to spend much less money on a gown that might cost more than $200 on a traditional gown,” said Fuchs.
The best way to avoid paying the high price of patent leather is to shop around.
Patenting leathers typically cost anywhere from $20 to $60 a piece, depending on the type of leather.
And for that price, you could save money on your wedding gowns, according to Fuchs and the American Leather & Leatherworkers Association.
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The Associated Press contributed to this report.