Design Patent Application

Protect the appearance of your product design, or GUI.

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A design consists of the visual ornamental characteristics embodied in, or applied to, an article of manufacture. Since a design is manifested in appearance, the subject matter of a design patent application may relate to the configuration or shape of an article, to the surface ornamentation applied to an article, or to the combination of configuration and surface ornamentation. A design for surface ornamentation is inseparable from the article to which it is applied and cannot exist alone. It must be a definite pattern of surface ornamentation, applied to an article of manufacture. In discharging its patent-related duties, the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO or Office) examines applications and grants patents on inventions when applicants are entitled to them. The patent law provides for the granting of design patents to any person who has invented any new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. A design patent protects only the appearance of the article and not structural or utilitarian features.

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Comparing types of IP Protection

Type of IP Protection
Non-Provisional Patent
Provisional Patent
Design patent
Standard Trademark
Simple Trademark
Does it expire?
20 years
1 year
15 years
No, as long as maintenance fees are paid.
No, as long as maintenance fees are paid.
Does it protect functionality?
Yes
Yes
No, just visual appearance
No
No
Filing Fee (Included)
$430 USPTO Filing Fee*
$70 USPTO Filing Fee*
$240 USPTO Filing Fee*
$275 per class of goods/services
$225 per class of goods/services

*USPTO Filing fee assumes you are classified as “micro entity” by USPTO. If you have filed more than 4 non-provisional patent apps in the past, or have an annual income of greater than $189,537, you may be classified as “small entity” or “large entity” which requires a $480 or $960 govt fee

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Protect the appearance of your product design, or GUI.

$2,850.00

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