Design Patent Attorneys
Elegant Design Patents is structured to provide a low-cost option for companies, large and small, seeking patent protection over their patentable designs. We can efficiently provide the best and most affordable design patent services.
Elegant Design Patents also procures utility patent patents and trademark services, as understanding the interplay among the forms of intellectual property (IP) is critical to correctly protecting a company’s assets.
Design Patent Price: $850 Flat Professional Fee
Limited Time Offer.
Protects ornamentality of product (can include mechanical devices, GUI (graphical user interface) elements, packaging, among others)
Functionality not protected by design patent
Issued design patents last 15 years pursuant to The Hague Convention
Allowed by the USPTO at a higher and more expeditious rate relative to utility patent applications (i.e., rejections are less likely and frequent)
Like utility patents, can mark and advertise products as "patent pending" and, when issued, with the issued patent number
Can file a utility application even if a design application is filed
Drawings are critical to the application and strictly scrutinized by the USPTO during examination
Application pendency at the USPTO is typically between 1-2 years.
Protects functionality of a device (e.g., how the invention operates)
Rejections (i.e., in an Office Action) by the USPTO are more common relative to design patent applications
Cost more money to obtain relative to a design patent
Can file a design patent application even if a utility patent application is filed
Can mark and advertise products as "patent pending" or with the issued patent number
Drawings are accepted so long as they meet minimum standards (i.e., drawings in utility applications are scrutinized less rigorously than in design applications)
Application pendency at the USPTO can last for several years depending on the art unit and number of rejections issued
Our attorneys make sure the trademark application is submitted properly from the outset, thereby reducing the number of actions issued by the USPTO and expediting the application's time to allowance
With years of experience, we simulate the trademark Examining Attorney's thought process in brainstorming several variations for each mark, running several searches as Examiners will first consider existing marks that are identical. From there, searches are performed for trademarks that are similar in appearance, sound, and commercial connotation. Client consultation includes strategic business advice and recommendations prior to filing the trademark application.
About Our Attorneys
With years of experience practicing patent law, we have regularly represented Fortune 100 and 500 companies. Elegant Design Patents has been structured to provide a low-cost option for companies, large and small, seeking protection over their intellectual property.
Based on our vast experiences, we can efficiently provide the best and most affordable design patent services.
Our practice also encompasses trademarks, copyrights, and procuring utility patent applications, as understanding the interplay among these various forms of IP is critical to correctly protecting a company’s assets. Contact us today for a free consultation.
Our Prices (Includes responding to minor Rejections from the USPTO)
(does not include USPTO fees):
Design Application with
Expect first-action from USPTO in 1-2 years after filing
Design Application with Expedited Examination (Rocket Docket)
Expect first-action from USPTO in 4-6 months after filing
Utility Patent Application
Current Design Application USPTO
Fees by Entity Status:
Large entity (undiscounted)
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