What Does a Design Patent Protect?

What Does a Design Patent Protect?

The USPTO (The United States Patent and Trademark Office) issues design patents to inventors of new designs. Design patents allow inventors to stop others from using, making, and selling the design for a limited period of time. For design patents, this limited period...
Can Cosmetics Be Patented?

Can Cosmetics Be Patented?

Whether you have invented your own cosmetic or you’ve been to Sephora, you may be wondering whether cosmetics can be patented? Patents are a form of intellectual property (IP) protection that allows inventors to monopolize their invention for a limited period of...
Can you Patent a Color?

Can you Patent a Color?

If you found the perfect color for your product or service, you might be wondering whether you can patent that color. The USPTO (The United States Patent and Trademark Office) grants design patents to inventors that protect the aesthetic or ornamental appearance of an...