Details Design Registration USA
Here you can mandate us to register your design in USA. Our offer includes the official registration fees.
A design patent right in the USA will be established through a registration. The term of design patent protection will be 14 years calculated from the date of grant. The term of protection is 14 years in total. It cannot be renewed and you do not have to maintain the protection period with any requests or payments.
The design patent is an unexamined industrial property right. The office nor we will examine the novelty and individual characteristic of your design.
For the registration of a design you need:
- the name of your design: (f.e. car fender „ALKU“, Artikel.-No.1234);
- up to 7 drawings showing only your product in front of a neutral (white) background, please provide us with black and white pictures or technical drawings reduced to the lines of the design without any further technical information that show the design views from all possible directions (bottom,top, left, right view etc.);
- contact details of the client;
- contact details of the going to be registered owner of the new design patent;
- name of the natural person(s) who created your design;
- a short description - if possible - of the product/design, its novelty ,especially if the design has specific characteristics which cannot to be seen in the views;
- in case of prior patent design application in a foreign country please provide a copy of the office letter stating the receipt of the filing, file number and name of the patent office.
If you engage us we will render the following services:
- Preparation of the filing including selection of the classes of goods (Locarno-classification);
- Examination of the images in regard to the formal requirements (we do not review if your design has novelty and individual characteristics);
- requesting additional documents or new images;
- legal advice with regard to the filing process and documents;
- sending the prepared filing details to you for review;
- Filing the application at patent office;
- Representation of the applicant in front of the office;
- Payment of the office fee (application fee, registration fee, publication fee);
- Transmission of office documents as well as the letter confirming the application;
- Legal advice in due time in order to enable you to extend the protection of your design patent to foreign countries by claiming the priority of the prior application;
- Receipt, checking and forwarding of the registration certificate(if available) and a copy of an extract from the register;
- Receipt and transmission of all documents sent from the patent office after the registration;
- docketing and deadline, renewal time monitoring.
Drawings and images of the design have to be produced by the client. But we may be able also prepare (new) drawings or align the drawings in order to meet the formal filing requirements. If you follow our advice we do not anticipate any office action. Nevertheless it is possible that the patent office will not accept your views or drawings and issues an office action. In this case the response to the office action may cause more efforts. You will be informed about the office action and you will be enabled to mandate us to represent you in this proceeding. Insofar we may need the assistance of a professional drawer to conform your drawings to the demands of the patent office. The fees charged by the professional drawer are not included in our offer.
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