Design Patent

Unlike a utility patent, a design patent protects the unique, non-functional appearance of a manufactured item and grants you the right to prevent others from manufacturing, using, selling or importing items with your design. Plus you may legally label your design "patent pending" while your application is awaiting approval.

With a LegalZoom Design Patent, you get:

from $899

+ government fees

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The Design Patent Process
Click on the forward and back arrows to the right for a general overview
of the design patent process.

Complete our online questionnaire and submit sketches or drawings of your invention (these can be as informal or detailed as you want)

A USPTO-registered patent professional will provide a patent consultation by phone

A technical illustrator will work with you to create professional drawings

LegalZoom conducts a comprehensive search for published patents and applications (not included in all packages)

Your patent agent will prepare your design patent application

Your patent agent will electronically file your completed application with the USPTO

The USPTO assigns a patent examiner to review your application and determine whether to grant a patent

Why LegalZoom?
  • Flat fee pricing with a low price to get started
  • Professional review and preparation by a USPTO-registered patent agent
  • Technical patent illustrations drafted by a professional illustrator

Very professional and everything [was] well-explained.

Arnold R., Delray Beach, FL

Common Questions
  • What qualifies for a design patent?
  • What is the difference between a design patent and a utility patent?
  • How long does a design patent last?
  • How long will it take to prepare my design patent application?

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