design patent
de·sign patent n: a patent that protects the appearance of a product against infringement

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

design patent
A patent granted for a new design that is not obvious to those in the field of design, and that is used for ornamental reasons — that is, the design does not affect the functioning of the underlying device. Design patents last for 14 years from the date the patent is issued. Compare: utility patent
Category: Patent, Copyright & Trademark → Patent Law

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

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