KANSAS CITY, MO--(Marketwired - Aug 15, 2014) - Gift Card Impressions (GCI), the leading provider of gift card packaging and personalization solutions within the $118 billion gift card industry, was issued 11 patents in the last six months, including five Utility Patents, five U.S. Design Patents, and one Foreign Design Patent.
The company's receipt of these new patents highlights its ongoing investment efforts to invent new engineering and technology that meet consumers' needs for improved gifting experiences. The company has now been awarded a total of 31 patents with an additional 75 patents pending covering the three major areas of focus within the company: Gift Card Packaging, Digital Personalization and Interactive Transaction Kiosks.
"We continue to develop innovation that improves the experience associated with gifting, celebration and messaging," said Brett Glass, President and CEO of GCI. "Gift cards are the number one gift choice but can be perceived as somewhat impersonal. GCI's solutions address this issue in a meaningful way."
The company was issued Utility Patents for the following products (with corresponding patent numbers): Gift Card Packet Holder (8,646,606), Gift Card Holder for a Floral Arrangement -- Flower Buddy Butterfly and Love Bug (8,650,779), Multicard Holder -- File Folder (8,672,129), Reduced Profile Gift Card Holder (8,701,315), and Card Reader Accessible Multiple Transaction Card Holder -- Combo Pack (8,707,594). The company was also issued U.S. Design Patents for the following products: Multipack Holder (D702552), Circular Transaction Card Packet (D704059), Holder for Stored Value Card and Envelopes -- Variety Gift Card Pack (D705655), Combo Holder (D706632), and Holder for Multiple Stored Value Cards -- Combo Gift Card Pack (D710700); and a Foreign Design Patent for the Tri-fold Wallet Holder for Stored Value Cards product (150944).
Gift Card Impressions has also applied to federally register more than 50 trademarks and service marks, with 33 issued to date.
About Gift Card Impressions
Gift Card Impressions is a privately held, Kansas City-based company delivering innovative solutions to physical gift cards and newly developed technologies to enhance digital stored value transactions. Clients of GCI include most major retailers and most major gift card brands. The company's new Personalization Platform is integrated with many leading companies within the gift card industry as well as leading companies in other industries associated with gifting. Visit GCI online at http://giftcardimpressions.com.
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