Rollfast Mark II      
Toilet Tissue Dispenser 
 public washrooms/restrooms




The Patent


A patent application has been prepared by Matthew Ward, a senior associate of Shelston in Sydney, recognised as one of the leading patent attorneys in Australia. A patent application was filed (which is good for one year) but we ran out of time and so that application lapsed. But the details will never be published and no one has seen the inside workings of Rollfast Mark II. Thus a new application can be made at any time for minimal cost.

Matthew also organised an extensive search that was done by the 'international committee' who were unanimous in their agreement that Rollfast is "completely unique, novel and inventive".  Matthew adds, "We had a couple of particularly broad claims to 'test the waters' and widen the search base". Matthew said it is fair to tell third parties that the main claims (including claim 1) passed international examination!"

This means that any patent finally granted to Rollfast will be very strong.

To make the patent absolute in the major markets of the world, Matthew estimates will cost between AUD $50,000 to $80,000.

Next page: The Competition