A design patent protects the ornamental design elements of a functional object, such as a smartphone or a lamp. The only way to obtain a design patent is to apply for a patent from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO).
Your design might be eligible for more than one kind of protection. For example, the Coca-Cola Company has obtained both design patents and trademarks for its bottle design. Your company logo might be eligible for both copyright and trademark protection.
3. Types of Designs That Can Be Trademarked
Many types of designs can be trademarked, including: Logos, Product designs, Design for your product’s label or packaging, if it helps to identify the source of the product in the package (like the contour Coke bottle) and Color Scheme.
4. How to Register Design?
If you have a design you want to protect, ZR Associates can help. Our Design Patent service includes review, advice and suggestions by a USPTO registered patent attorney or agent, professional drawings, techinical illustrations and electronic filing of your application.