A patent issued on a new design that does not affect the functioning of the underlying device.
A term used in the United States to describe a form of intellectual property similar to an industrial design.(FR:Design Patent)
a patent, and can be enforced as such to the extent of what it protects
a patent issued for a new, original, and ornamental design
a patent that covers the ornamental design of an object
a soft patent and covers only a design and not a true invention
patent used to protect the aesthetic aspects of an article and not the functional aspects.
A type of patent covering the shape characteristics of an object.
This type of patent covers the original and ornamental aspects of a product. The prime focus is on the overall ornamental appearance. Disclaimer: When one or more patent claims (but not all of the claims) are invalid, the patentee may make a written disclaimer of such invalid claim or claims. A disclaimer is filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
A "design patent" is a patent Click HERE to view more information. which protects only the appearance of an article.
The term used in the United States to describe a form of protection similar to that of industrial design protection in Canada.
Protects the invention of any new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture. Provides 14 years of protection.
A patent granted based on the unique and new look of an item.
A certificate which is used to protect jewellery against imitations for a certain number of years.
May be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture.
In the United States, a design patent is a patent granted on the ornamental design of a functional item. Design patents are a type of industrial design right. Ornamental designs of jewelry, furniture, beverage containers (see Fig. 1) and computer icons are examples of what can be protected with design patents.