I was recently trying to better understand the Kodiak process after purchasing some aftermarket straps utilizing this process. The Anonimo website claims:
I conducted an international patent search and found that an application titled Procedimento Per Rendere Lavabili in Acqua Pelli Conciate, IT FI20010023 (A1) was filed by ANONIMO S.R.L. (IT) with Fabrizio Ciampi and Federico Massacesi listed as the Inventors on August 9, 2002. No patent was ever granted for this application. I have written Anonimo and asked them to kindly provide the patent number to substaniate this advertized claim of this being a patented process?
"In its constant research and innovation, Anonimo holds exclusive international patents: the Kodiak process..."
I do see however that Anonimo S.p.A. has trademarked the name Opera Kodiak with the European Trademark office which is a different type of protection focused on branding and not technology.
I will let the forum know what they say in response.