Design patents protect the ornamental features of an invention. Unlike a utility patent, a design patent does not protect functional features. For that reason, normally a utility patent is preferred. However, there are situations where the invention includes ornamental features that are significant and therefore deserve to be protected with a patent. Moreover, having a design patent allows you to mark your product and advertising with the the patented indication, which can serve as a deterrent to would be infringers.
We can prepare and file a Design Patent for your for $1,400.00, including 3 drawing sheet and the filing cost to the US Patent and Trademark Office.
A Patent Search can be conducted prior to filing the Design Patent Application, and if we provide you with a Patentability Opinion, you will know the likelihood that you will obtain a patent on your design.