Design Services in the US
Design application in the US
Industrial designs refer only to the ornamental or aesthetic aspects of a product, add an important value to it. Please note, that protecting valuable designs is a crucial part of the business strategy of our clients, with our professional services you will be able to obtain the exclusive rights to prevent its unauthorized copying or imitation by others and considering that design patent are business assets, you will be able also to increase the commercial value of your company.
If you already have a design application filed abroad you have 6 months in order to extend the protection abroad, in order for us to proceed with a design application service we require only the following information:
- Drawings in black and white (top, bottom, left, right, front, back and perspective view – 7-Point).
- Title of the design.
- Brief description of the design.
- Priority document if applies.
With the assistance of our professionals, the filing process should take 3 -5 days once we have received all the information required. Our global experience and quality of our local attorneys will make this process effortless.
Our professionals are also able to provide you with 7-Point Drawings to international standards. Please contact to inquire our design drawings rates.
Please feel free to contact us to provide you with a quotation of our fees. We are here and ready to assist you with all your Design Application needs in the United States. Let our team of professionals assist you along every step of the Design Application process.
What problems could occur?
Many patent applications that are filed without professional help are not successful for one or more of the following reasons:
The drawings does not describe the design properly.
The desgin is not new when compared with things that are already known; e.g. it has been published in an earlier patent document.
Please feel free to contact us for all your patent needs. We also offer novelty/patentability searches including drafting of provisional patent specifications and non-provisional patent specifications. Please contact us to inquire on our rates!
What happens if my application is rejected?
You will be notified in writing of the examiner’s decision by way of an “Office Action” which is normally mailed to the attorney or agent of record. You will be given a deadline to file the corrections or arguments to the office action.
The reasons for any adverse action or any objection or requirement will be stated in the office action.
When do I obtain my Granted patent?
Once your design patent application is found to be allowable, a notice of allowance will be sent to the applicant, or to applicant’s attorney or agent of record, if any, and a fee for issuing the patent is due within three months from the date of the notice.
If payment of the issue fee is not made in time, the application will be regarded as abandoned.
This is the main requirement in order to start a design filing protection process.
General process of a design application
Design Filing: Once you have the required drawings we will prepare the documentation for a proper application in the regarding country.
Design examination: The local patent office will review the novelty of your product.
Office action: If the patent office has observations or objections for your design will issue a report and the requirements will have to be met.
Design Granting: Once the examination has ended and if the patent office has accepted your application and depending on the country, you will have to pay the required registration fees.
Maintenance fee: In almost every country you will need to pay a maintenance fee in order to keep your patent in force.
A design application will have to be filed within 6 months from the first filing in any country or from the first public disclosure of the product, after this time frame the patent office will consider that the current new application is not novel.
However, in general a design application process is fast and expedite, if everything moves smoothly and, depending on the jurisdiction, an applicant can have a design granted within 6 months from the filing date.
The Design application process has lower fees than an invention patent application process. However, for those applicants who need to file in several countries, it is always recommended to establish a budget strategy before proceeding.
For costs information, contact us.