The Design Patent
A design patent can protect the unique look, shape, and form of an item for 14 years. This is a type of patent that is less familar to many people. If you have an invention which improves on an item because of its unique design or if you have a creative or unique looking item, a design patent may afford you a 14 year monopoly on that design.
Browse through our gallery of famous products which have design patents. You may see things you never realize could be patented!