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What is a Design Patent and How Do I Protect It? (part 1 of 2)

Blog Post Picture - Snip It - Capture.PNGA design patent protects the ornamental appearance of an article of manufacture. The design must be new, original and nonobvious. Design patents cover one or both of surface ornamentation on an article and the shape or form of the article. Design patent protection can be used for a wide range of subject matter such as a computer mouse, handle on a fork, tire tread design, floral pattern on a fabric, detergent tablets, portion of a shoe, and computer-generated icon.