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 writing and 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: prior art search,  patentability evaluation,  application writing,  application filing, and  patent prosecution.
protect the appearance of your unique design
5 Steps to Patent an Invention’s Design
In fact, Carson Patents offers expert patenting services for all types and kinds of patent applications. We offer patent services for non-provisional U.S. design applications and/or International (Hague) industrial design applications. We include complete and proper patent drawings when we write and file patent applications. Contact us about the steps to patent for your inventive unique design.
Our 5 steps to patent for patent applications meets with all of the requirements for either the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), or the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO), or both. The following patent steps are best for all new inventions. We start with the prior art search to see what is out there now that is similar. The prior art is used to study patentability and determine whether there are allowable claims that we can write for the invention. Only if an invention is patentable do we proceed to writing and filing a patent application.
Design Patenting Costs
Generally, a patent application for a design will cost $1600 – $3200 to draw, write and file. After filing, prosecution costs are usually under $1000. We have many with total costs to patent that are less than $3000 total for help with all the steps from the search through notice of issue. 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. This type of patent costs less to get because they are much simpler to write, file, and prosecute. Read more about how much it costs to patent an invention in our patent costs article.
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