Kay Mars (not to be confused with the other Dallas Mary Kay) loves brooches
and pins and has been collecting them for over 20 years. After ruining
an expensive silk blouse by catching the brooch she was wearing on the
edge of her desk and ripping a hole in the blouse, she decided there
had to be a better way to attach pins and brooches without having to
put holes in her clothes.
After some extensive research, Mary Kay created a few
prototypes, and gave one of the prototypes to a friend to use and try
it. She loved it as well.
intending to mass produce MagnaPin at first, one of the women senior
partners at the law firm Mary Kay worked for commented on a pin Mary
Kay was wearing one day. Without thinking about it, Mary Kay moved
to see which pin the attorney was talking about. To the attorney’s
astonishment, she asked Mary Kay how she had done that. Mary Kay then
showed her MagnaPin, and the attorney said, “I don’t think
you understand what you’ve done,” and promptly took her
to a senior partner in the patent department. The result of that
was the ultimate granting and issuing of the patent for MagnaPin, as
well as trademarking the name.
Mary Kay hopes MagnaPin is the answer to your dilemma
too. And now you never have to worry about holes and permanent marks
left by a pin shaft in your clothes either.