Design Patents

How to Patent a Design

What does it take to patent a design? Before diving into how to patent a design, let’s first cover the why questions. Why do you…

Can a design patent show a specific material or composition of matter?

Can a design patent cover a type of material? We all know that designs patents cover the ornamental appearance of a product or idea. Functionality…

How to Protect Your Product with a Design Patent

Can a design patent protect your new product? When compared to utility patents, design patents are often overlooked as an IP asset. It’s true that…

Can you file a continuation design patent application?

What is a design patent continuation application? US patent law allows an applicant to file a “child” patent application while the “parent” application is still…

What is your design patent probability of success?

What are your chances of getting a design patent? A helpful way to estimate your probability of success in obtaining a US design patent is…

What do dashed lines in a design patent mean?

What is the meaning of broken or dashed lines in a design patent? While I’m not sure if you can call it a loophole, US…

What is a design patent divisional application?

Design patent divisional application: when do you need it? Though it does not happen often, a design patent application may occasionally be filed with multiple…

What does a design patent protect?

Will a design patent protect your idea? Without a doubt, design patents are cheaper and quicker to obtain than utility patents. The low cost and…

How to Speed Up Design Patent Applications with Rocket Docket

Can you speed up design patent applications? Yes, you can speed up the examination of design patent applications by filing a request for expedited examination…

How to Get a 2D Design Patent: Can you patent a 2-dimensional design?

What is an article of manufacture? Can graphic design be protected with design patents regardless of the product? Design patents cover only those designs that…

How to protect product parts with design patents

Is patenting replacement parts a smart IP strategy? If there is a market for secondary product parts, it may make sense to file design patent…

Low Tech IP: Design patent and trademark protection

Design patent and trademark protection for low tech products So you’re not in the high tech industry. Is IP out of the question then? You…

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