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What is...a form of IP that protects an ornamental design of a functional item? Design Patent.


what is a form of IP that protects an ornamental design of a functional item?


A Design Patent.⠀


Much like a utility patent, a design patent is a negative right that does not allow you to do anything. Rather, it allows you to stop others from making, using, or selling what your patent claims cover without your permission.


A design patent covers ornamentation, not functionality.


Functionality is covered by a utility patent.


A design patent in the US lasts for 15 years from the date it is granted.



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