I bought four sundae best ponies from Germany (two being the ones with alternate hair colour). All were made in China and had no pat pend marks.
I always thought that only German ponies are missing this. Well I went and looked at my complete set. Of these 5 were Hong Kong and one China but these had no Pat Pending marks either.
This intrigued me so I started looking through my other ponies. My 1st edition princess ponies were all pat pend yet none of my 2nd edition princesses were.
Did Hasbro stop putting pat pending on at a certain point?
Any info around this subject would be helpful