How To Patent A Magic Trick
Don't listen to the Facebook magicians
So here’s the thing — I started writing about all the different ways to protect your magic tricks, and it ended up being a long and confusing post. This is a reader requested topic I didn’t believe I had much to write on. It turns out I was wrong, and I have a lot of experience protecting magic for the performers and businesses I have worked for.
Let me start by saying that I often see magicians in Facebook groups talk about why patenting a magic trick is impossible. They are wrong.
My experience is not something I want to share publicly. There’s a reason magicians who successfully protect their magic tricks do not want to discuss how and why they did it openly. Sharing all the ways you’ve protected your home from robberies is equally unwise.
But, in this closed newsletter, I feel reasonably comfortable sharing the details.
Patenting magic tricks is expensive, and it is rarely financially worthwhile, which is why I rarely advise it.