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

Utility

  • New
  • Useful
  • Non-Obvious

Design

  • New
  • Ornamental
  • Original
  • Article of Manufacture


Examples of Design Patents we have obtained:

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