DESIGN PATENTS

Utah design patent sampleWe can help you file desing patents in the United States.  A design patent is a patent granted on the ornamental design of a functional item. Design patents are a right to the exclusive use of an ornamental deisgn of a 3D product.  Importantly, design patents protect only the way an product looks, and not the way it functions.  For instance, Oakley files design patents on their sunglasses, but these patents do not give Oakley exclusive rights to sunglasses, only to the way the particular sunglasses underlying the patent look.  Likewise, Nike files design patents on its particular shoes.  GM files deisgn patents on the looks of its particular automobiles.  Ornamental designs of jewelry, furniture, beverage containers even digital icons are examples of objects that are covered by design patents.  For the member states of WIPO, cover is afforded by registration at WIPO and examination by the designated member states in accordance with the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement.  Examples of our design patent work can be seen here.

RATES: Design Patent Preparation Fee: $2,000