Design Patent Application
What is it?
  • 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.

$899 USD + government fee

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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.

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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.

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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