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may be granted to anyone who invents a new, original, and ornamental design for an article of manufacture
-- see also patent
USPTO - Cite This Source - This Definition
- broad claim, disclaimer, Dominated, Dominating Patent, Precedent, statutory disclaimer, TD
- A patent that protects the visual characteristics of, or aspects displayed by, an object. MPEP 1502, MPEP 1502.01.
Robert M. Hunter, Ph.D. - Cite This Source - This Definition
- This type of patent covers the original and ornamental aspects of a product. The prime focus is on the overall ornamental appearance. Disclaimer: When one or more patent claims (but not all of the claims) are invalid, the patentee may make a written disclaimer of such invalid claim or claims. A disclaimer is filed in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Arnold Silverman and George Stacey - Cite This Source - This Definition
- how to use, patent, patentable, revocation, trademark