During the pandemic, all events are held online via ZOOM live video conferencing. 

The link to join the online meeting is below.

Inventors Association of Arizona

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Keynote Speaker Series

7pm (Arizona Time)


The Story of Protecting Rainbow Loom

In 2010 an independent inventor, Choon Ng, invented the Rainbow Loom, a loom for making rubber band bracelets. In 2013 and 2014 the Rainbow Loom was perhaps one of the hottest toys in the world. It was a great success, but not without challenges from infringement.

Counterfeits and various types of infringements flooded the US, Europe and Asia. Ted Olds and John Siragusa of Carlson, Gaskey & Olds P.C. headed up the intelletual property law firm team charged with stopping these actions. As our March 2021 Keynote Speakers, Ted and John will explain what worked and what did not work to address this problem. Also, they will cover steps that were taken early so that Rainbow Loom had the tools to limit the counterfeits and infringements. Rainbow Loom enjoyed the success every independent inventor dreams about, and this is the story of the headaches that can come with that success, and how to minimize them.  Join us to learn:


  1. The Rainbow Loom Story

  2. Copiers, counterfeiters and knockoffs

  3. Enforcement and prevention – action in the courts and with customs.

  4. Lessons learned and strategy for new products

Keynote Speakers:

John Siragusa and Ted Olds

John Siragusa

Theodore Olds III

To Join Zoom Meeting

Click on The Following Link at 7pm Arizona Time

(6pm PT, 7m MT, 8pm CT, 9pm ET)

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

(or cut & paste into your browser)


Meeting ID: 869 4252 3921
Passcode: 468397


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Contact Laura at exdir@azinventors.org