The symbols patented in this patent are actually religious symbols. They are not 'just' wellness symbols, but should be seen as symbols that open the door to divine healing energies, divine protection etc. Divine healing energies are always 'free' though, just like the air we breath (or even more so)! I see that the patent holder was not brazen enough to also include the crucifix symbol, as I doubt the patent would have gone through then? Well, Reiki symbols are just as 'holy' to me (and I presume most Reiki practitioners and receivers) , as the crucifix is to a Christian - so I should be free to respectfully use such symbols (knit them on a scarf, or such for protection), as I please, and not fear legal prosecution for patent violation? Regards, Alexander Koop
This application was definitely too broad when it was filed, and it was abandoned.
If it had gone through, I would have recommended you post a prior-art-request to our site. But you don't have to think about this now. It's like the application never happened, basically.