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Definitions of DESIGN PATENT
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A patent issued on a new design, used for purely aesthetic reasons, that does not affect the functioning of the underlying device. Design patents last for 14 years from the date the patent is issued. For example, the unique flaring fender designs appearing on new model trucks to make them look more sporty are non-functional industrial designs that may qualify for design patents.
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