Back to Glossary List >>

Design Patent

Smith Hopen Intellectual Property Term Glossary Definition for Design Patent
A design patent is directed to an ornamental design for an article of manufacture. A design may consist of surface ornamentation, ornamental configuration of combination thereof. Design patents can also cover computer displays and icons which are non-functional.  Design patents filed on or after Dec. 18, 2013 have a 15 year term from issuance.


© 1999- 2019 Smith and Hopen, P.A.  SMITH & HOPEN® and logo are federally registered trademarks.  Legal