As for a patent, there is
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As for a patent, there is considerable prior art (hundreds of years worth of it) that would make her ineligible for a patent – unless she has developed a substantially original process.
As for a trademark, as a descriptive term, Verre’Eglomise would be ineligible under US trademark law unless she can prove that she has, through considerable investment and over an extended time, developed a secondary meaning for the term which is uniquely associated with her (or her company). Calling that “unlikely” is an understatement.
The fact that she has believes she has any claim to creating faces from float glass would be laughable if it wasn’t so sad. Yes, it is frustrating when people copy our work — but very little work is truly ours since whatever success most of us (myself included) enjoy is built on the shoulders of those who came before us.