Design Patents

Design Patenting Services

Design Patenting Services

A design patent application seeks patent protection for inventive ornamental design. In other words, this is the appearance and/or look of the design. We offer affordable design patent filing services by a USPTO Registered Patent Practitioner. In addition, U.S. & Hague Design Patents protect an inventive unique design (its appearance/look).

A design patent protects the way an article looks (35 U.S.C. 171). In addition, design patents are issued for 15 years from the issue date in the United States. As mentioned above, this means that the inventor will have the right to control their invention for the following 15 years.

Carson Patents offers affordable expert design patent application services following our five step process. The 5 steps to patent are:[1] prior art search, [2] patentability evaluation, [3] application writing, [4] application filing, and [5] patent prosecution.

protect the appearance of your unique design

5 steps to patent an invention's design

5 Steps to Patent an Invention’s Design

In fact, Carson Patents offers expert patenting services for all types and kinds of design patent applications. We offer design patent services for non-provisional U.S. or International (Hague) design patent applications. Contact us about the steps to patent for your inventive unique design.

Design Patent Costs

Design Patent Costs

Generally, a design patent application will cost $1600 – $3200 to draw, write and file. After filing, prosecution costs are usually under $1000. Also, please note that these costs only represent Carson Patents‘ fees and do not include the USPTO or WIPO application filing fee which varies by entity status.

Design Patent Examples


Design patents will protect the unique design of an invention. What an invention does can be equally as important as how it looks. Design patents exist to protect an invention’s visual value. There are many different types of designs, like the ones listed below, that can benefit from having this kind of patent to protect them.

  • Sports Bottle
  • Action Figure Attachment Band
  • One-Way Valve
  • Travel Bag
  • New Straw

Patent Help Available

Patent help available online

Patent Confidentiality. Invention disclosures to patent practitioners are covered by client controlled privilege.

Important TIP: When looking for expert patenting services help only a patent attorney or patent agent can prosecute patents for you.