Design Patents Education
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Design Patents FAQs
What is the "USPTO"?
What qualifies for a design patent?
Why should I apply for a design patent?
How long does a design patent last?
How long will it take to prepare my design patent application?
What is the difference between a design patent and a utility patent?
What is the difference between a design patent and a trademark?
What are the drawing guidelines for a design patent application?
May I submit more than one design in my design patent application?
Can I file a provisional application for a design patent?
If I'm patenting a design, do I need to keep documentation?
How do I perform a design patent search?
What is the PTO's design patent examination process?
What if there are multiple inventors?
What if the person who invented the design is not the owner of the design?