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Design Patents

Schwartz Law Firm, P.C. regularly represents business owners, entrepreneurs, and inventors in obtaining of design patents.

United States patent laws provide for the granting of design patents to any person who has invented any new and non-obvious ornamental design for an article of manufacture. The design patent protects only the appearance of an article, but not its structural or functional features. The proceedings relating to granting of design patents are substantially the same as those relating to utility patents. Unlike utility patents, however, in design cases the drawings define the scope of patent protection.

Schwartz Law Firm is based in Charlotte, North Carolina with clients throughout the United States and internationally. Its founder and owner, Jeff Schwartz, has prepared, filed, and prosecuted more than 500 patent applications in a broad range of technologies including Internet applications, computer software, medical devices and processes, mechanical devices, and innovative business methods. Jeff is a registered patent attorney, and has been selected by his peers as one of North Carolina's leading intellectual property lawyers, according to separate surveys taken by Law & Politics and Business North Carolina magazine.

Schwartz Law Firm has obtained design patents for articles including furniture, retaining walls and wall blocks, fishing lures, and others.

For more information regarding design patents, please contact Schwartz Law Firm to schedule a consultation.

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