A design patent is directed to an ornamental design for an article of manufacture. A design may consist of surface ornamentation, ornamental configuration of combination thereof. Design patents can also cover computer displays and icons which are non-functional.  Design patents filed on or after Dec. 18, 2013 have a 15 year term from issuance.

Utility Patents versus Design Patents


  • New
  • Useful
  • Non-Obvious


  • New
  • Ornamental
  • Original
  • Article of Manufacture

Examples of Design Patents we have obtained:

Design patents are used in every industry. See how the automotive industry uses them to protect their vehicle designs.