I am trying to create a less expensive, stainless steel replica of the popular Cartier Love Bracelet seen here:
I need to know the following:
1.) What (if any) are the design patents and/or copyrights on this bracelet? (please provide specifics - links, pictures, etc)
2.) If there are any design patents or copyrights on this bracelet, would they prevent me from creating and selling an otherwise identical bracelet made from a different material (ie, would it be ok as long as the bracelet was stainless steel instead of white gold?).
3.) If changing the type of material is not enough, are there any other minor changes I could make to the bracelet design which would allow me to create and sell a very similar looking product without getting in trouble for patent infringement? If yes, what are the changes (ie, thickness of metal, screw head position, number of screws, etc)?