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Design Patent Application

What is a design patent?

  • A Design Patent protects the ornamental visual elements of a functional object. It provides 15 years of protection from the date it is granted against substantially similar designs. Read Details (PDF)
  • A Design Patent Application consists of a series of figures that show the design from each relevant visual perspective, along with a short one sentence description of what is shown in each figure.
  • Unlike a Utility Application, the Design Application is concerned only with the appearance of the object or invention, not its usefulness.
  • The application may relate to the configuration or shape of an object, the surface ornamentation applied to the object, or a combination of the configuration or shape, and the surface ornamentation.

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  • Describe

    Your idea in writing
  • Upload

    Your figures
  • Submit

    Your design patent application will be professionally prepared and submitted to the USPTO.

We Make It Easy

What You Do:

Describe your invention so that others can understand it. You can write it in words, draw or illustrate it. LegalForce will guide you through each step with helpful hints and videos.

What You Get:

  • A LegalForce attorney/agent will contact you within 3 business days to discuss your application.
  • Formalized line drawings will be made based on your photographs.
  • We will prepare a design patent application and submit it to the USPTO.
  • All information regarding your invention is always kept secure and confidential.

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