Send us sketches or photos of your invention design
Discuss with a patent attorney or agent
We’ll prepare formal drawings as per the USPTO guidelines to submit along with your application
Design patent application is filed with the US Patent Office
If approved by the US Patent Office, receive 15 years of design patent rights
+ govt fee
Get “Patent Pending” status for the shape of your invention
Up to 7 Professional Patent Drawings (Front, back, left, right, top, bottom, and perspective views)
Fully prepared patent application. Includes patent drawings, preamble, figure descriptions, and claim)
Get legal advice about patent applications from a licensed patent practitioner.
While you wait for your design patent application to be reviewed by the US Patent Office, you get legal “patent pending” status.
Drawings that meet the USPTO guidelines for formal drawings
You will receive an official receipt from the US Patent Office confirming acceptance of your patent application and showing your patent application number.
To protect both how your invention looks and works, you will want to file both design and utility patent applications.
Design patents protect the physical shape of unique product designs and helps product designers to stop counterfeit products.
Protects the shape of the invention only.
Does not stop someone from making the invention if they make it with a different exterior shape.
Cannot explain how the invention works and how it is put together.