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Design Patents. An Unused Gem of IP Protection.

Most designers, whether they make clothing, furniture, automobiles or any other non-functional ornamental products, don’t realize that they might be able to patent those designs and keep other people from using them for 14 years.  Sounds pretty good right?  In Part 1, I discussed the...

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Should You Consider a Design Patent?

Design patents can give designers broad protection over their creations not available by other means.   On the downside, design patents are not always easy to get and can often cost a few thousand dollars.  But, depending on the product and potential size of the market, it may be well worth the...