A Design patent is issued for a new, original, and ornamental design embodied in or applied to an article of manufacture. A Design patent permits its owner to exclude others from making, using, or selling the design for a period of fourteen years from the date of patent grant. Design patents are not subject to the payment of maintenance fees.
Whether a Design patent issues depends on the quality of the invention in light of prior art and on the quality of the Design patent application. In that regard, it is extemely important that a Design patent application is drafted correctly and professionally and takes into account any prior art. Due diligence requires professional draftsmanship, so contact the Law Office of Sean Christian Connolly for a free phone consultation to personally discuss your Design patent application needs today.
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