Protect the Unique Look of an Item.
A design patent protects the unique look, shape, or form of an item. You would generally apply for a design patent if the item you are protecting has a novel and valuable appearance. In some cases, design patent protection is appropriate when you have improved upon an already existing product through a unique change in its look, shape, or form, i.e., an aesthetic improvement.
at 1-734-548-9005 or via our Contact Form to learn about the patenting
process or ensure that a design patent is consistent with your business goals.
*All prices are drafting and filing fees and are subject to: (1) terms and conditions; and (2) your invention disclosure quality. The fees do not include USPTO fees which will depend upon the options that you choose, and your filing status with the USPTO, e.g., whether you qualify for micro entity fees. For example, micro entity filing fees are $240, while small entity fees are $480.
For approved applications, you will receive 15 years of patent protection over the use and sale of items having the design.
Once your design patent application is filed with the U.S. Patent Office, your invention is officially “Patent Pending” and may then be affixed for marketing.
Applications are completed and submitted to the U.S. Patent Office in about 10 days. You will receive an application number from the U.S. Patent Office immediately after filing.
Professional patent drawings of your invention will be prepared by an expert illustrator for compliance with U.S. Patent Office filing requirements.
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