Obtaining a design patents in the USA

We register patents in the chemical, medical, food, printing and other industries.

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USA Design patent registration procedure

  1. Examination of the specification provided by the client.
  2. Approval of the key features of the technical solution.
  3. Refinement of the drawings in accordance with the requirements of the USPTO.
  1. Preparation and submission of the application.
  2. Case management of the application.
  3. Payment of the patent.

Benefits of obtaining
a design patent with 4B company


The experience and technical background of the 4B experts will allow to qualitatively distinguish new essential features of the client’s technical solution from the competitors.

Comprehensive approach

Do everything possible to make the solution patentable and help block competitors on marketplaces.


The chances of obtaining a patent are determined according to the novelty of the technical solution and are submitted for registration.


The work of 4B expert with the highest possible probability increases the patentability of the technical solution.

What are the benefits of the USA design patent registration?

  • Powerful protection of the client’s technical solution.
  • Peremptory way to block unscrupulous competitors on different marketplaces.
  • Increase the value of the company at the time of its sale, as well as the value of its shares when going public.

  • Having a patent provides confidence in the reliability and patent purity of products and services.
  • Enhances the company’s image among its clients and partners.
  • Easier and cheaper to obtain than a patent for an invention, because the design does not require a description of the functionality and its inventive step, in addition, it does not require the payment of maintenance fees.


We will help you understand a number of important questions about obtaining a design patent in America, that are specific to your situation and business in general.

What is included in the service

Writing an application in English

Filing an application

Responses to requests for expertise

Notification of the client about the status of the consideration of the application

Payment of the patent in case of a positive conclusion of the examination

Registered design patent in the USA

Why you should not delay
getting a design patent in the USA?

  • Obtaining a patent is a lengthy process, so to keep the innovativeness of the solution and obtain adequate protection, the solution should be patented as early as possible.
  • The allowed period to disclose a design (in any publication) before filing a patent application is only 12 months.
  • In America, there is a “first inventor to file” rule, which means that the patent goes to the one who first filed the application.
  • With the globalization of business, it is necessary to protect intellectual property rights quickly and effectively.
  • Obtaining a patent immediately opens up the possibility of granting licenses to interested parties and/or blocking unscrupulous competitors.

FAQ Design patent
registration in America:

1. Is a patent search conducted prior to filing a design in the USA?

Yes, 4B provides a Prior Art patent search service. In fact, we recommend using this service before ordering a patent application, which often saves money in cases where a technical solution turns out to be non-patentable.

2. Is there a guarantee of obtaining a patent?

No. According to world statistics, 55% of patent applications filed are converted to patents. Although this conversion in 4B is significantly more important. There are factors that may prevent a patent from being granted: premature disclosure of the design by the applicant, a competing patent that has already been filed but not published at the time of the client’s application, etc.

3. Are there recommendations for design improvement?

In general, yes. 4B experts describe possible directions (if any) of design development in the conclusions of the patent search or study of the client’s specification. But the inventor is the client, so specific product or process improvements will be made by the client.

4. Can I get a discount for multiple patent applications?

In most cases – yes. It depends on the proximity and complexity of technical solutions. The issue is discussed with the manager before launching the service.

5. How long does design patent protection last?

This period is 14 years from the date of the patent.

6. Can I know without searching that my solution is non-patentable?

Yes. Usually there are several markers «for» and «against». If you disclosed your solution 12 months before contacting 4B and it can be found by an expert (e.g. on a marketplace), your solution is non-patentable.

If you copied the invention anywhere, your solution is probably non-patentable. If you developed the solution yourself, however, it may qualify for a patent.

7. Which industries have the largest number of design patents?

Computer technology and digital communications, furniture and household items, construction, textiles and accessories are the industries with the largest number of design patents in the world.

8. How many design applications are submitted in the USA?

There are about 50,000 applications a year. According to this indicator, the USA is the fourth-largest country in the world after China, Korea, and the EU.

9. Do I have to pay any fees to maintain a design patent?

No. Compared to patents for inventions, there are no such fees under U.S. law.

10. How long does the examination last?

On average, it takes about two years from the date of application to the date the patent is granted.

FREE 4B Lawyer consultation for design patent registration

Before registration, you can take advantage of a free consultation with a lawyer, in which you will tell more about your business and the challenges you face.

 The lawyer, for his part, will make a preliminary assessment of the possibility of obtaining a patent, describe the structure and logic of the application for registration, the relevant risks and methods of overcoming them. You will get detailed answers to all your questions, as well as get clarifications that you may not have been aware of before.

4B is a reliable partner in protecting your rights on global markets and global marketplaces
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In 2020, we needed a company to launch on Kickstarter, and that’s how our collaboration with 4B began. We first registered the company in the United States, then in Estonia to work with the European market.

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We have been working with the 4B Legal Team for more than 3 years.

When we were starting a business on Amazon, we immediately turned to 4B specialists for trademark registration, and six months later we registered a company.

One of the company’s advantages is the provision of a full range of support services to support foreign companies. This includes the preparation and submission of financial and tax reports required to meet the requirements of local government agencies, as well as, in some cases, for the timely payment of taxes.

We also approached 4B for Sales TAX service.

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We appreciate our cooperation with 4B as successful and mutually beneficial, we wish you professional success and prosperity.


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