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Minx Obtains U.S. Patent for Applying Nail Coatings - FashionWindows

LOS ANGELES, Feb 21, 2011 / — Minx, Inc. has announced that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has awarded a patent covering Minx’s method for applying a unique non-liquid graphic coating to nails.

The patent, U.S. Patent No. 7,861,730, entitled “Methods and Devices for Applying Solid Nail Coatings to Mammalian and Artificial Nails,” provides protection in the United States for this novel approach for applying a nail coating laminate.

“We are pleased that the Patent Office has recognized our invention and issued this patent,” stated Minx co-founder Dawn Lynch-Goodwin. “We anticipate that other patents covering our intellectual property will issue in the near future in the United States and abroad.”

Minx, Inc.® is a private company committed to extending fashion to nails. The Minx manicure and pedicure line includes designer styles, personalized graphics and sparkling metallics available to high-end beauty businesses across the United States. For more information and a list of salons and spas currently offering Minx, visit

Photo: M.I.A. Concert at the Palace Theatre, Melbourne
Details of Minx Used: Gold Lightning (custom french tip application)
Manicurists: Victoria Fox and Cassie Reichelt, of Miss Fox Melbourne
Photographer: Annie Wilson, Amped Photography