Design patents protect the visual ornamental characteristics of a product rather than its functionality. More importantly, partial design patents have proven to be extremely valuable in protecting critical portions of a company’s product, particularly when the overall design may be well-known or relatively easy to design around. At Studebaker Brackett PC, we assist our clients in obtaining valuable design patent protection and counsel our clients with respect to their design patent portfolios. We also prepare opinions for our clients to confirm the scope of their design rights as well as the scope of potential competitors design rights. Examples of technologies which we assist our clients in protecting through the use of design patents are:

  • Motor vehicle body/interior designs
  • Automotive part designs
  • Motorcycle and scooter designs
  • Kitchen appliance designs
  • Air conditioner designs
  • Electronic device designs
  • Image sensor designs
  • Sports equipment designs
  • Pet feeders and sanitation designs
  • Graphical user interfaces for a variety of uses
  • Container designs
  • Vacuum cleaner designs
  • Water heater and adapter designs
  • Robot and manipulator designs
  • Remote controller designs
  • Baby and infant product designs
  • Stand designs
  • Glassware design