35 U.S.C. § 171 - Patents for designs

Cite as:35 U.S.C. § 171
Currency:Current through P.L. 116-65 (10/09/2019)
 
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(a) IN GENERAL.-Whoever invents any new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.

(b) APPLICABILITY OF THIS TITLE.-The provisions of this title relating to patents for inventions shall apply to patents for designs, except as otherwise provided.

(c) FILING DATE.-The filing date of an application for patent for design shall be the date on which the specification as prescribed by section 112 and any required drawings are filed.

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