12 Design Patent Search Strategies

What Constitutes a Prior Art?

• A prehistoric sculpture

How Design Patent Search is Carried Out?

The answer is quite simple — You merely convert the shape into words!

12 Design Patent Search Strategies

1. Product Reviews Websites

Moral of the Story

To be able to effectively defend your design, you should conduct regular searches and observe the market also after the registration of your design. While conducting a design patent search, if you notice that you are getting irrelevant or junk results, try revising your search strategy. Further, utility patents may turn up in the searches, it is important to keep in mind that the designs from utility patents will be used as prior art to reject your design patent application. Therefore, it is essential that one conducts their search while considering utility as well as design, shape, and aesthetics.

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