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Design Patent Question

Design Patent Question
« on: January 08, 2017, 12:40:43 PM »
Hi Brad,

I've filed a Utility PPA a few months ago, but haven't filed a design patent yet. I'd like to, but I've been selling my product online for a couple months now. Am I still able to file my design patent or did I need to do that before presenting it to the world for sale?

Thanks for any info.


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Re: Design Patent Question
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2017, 04:59:54 PM »

You would have to file your design patent within 12  months of your first public display (online, youtube, public, etc.) or your first public sale.

So if the first time the public saw your invention was just a few months ago a design patent should still be possible.

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Re: Design Patent Question
« Reply #2 on: January 08, 2017, 07:45:36 PM »
Great! Thank you, Brad. I appreciate your help and information. You're a great resource of knowledge with everything patent related. Thanks again!