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Design Patents Practice

At Cantor Colburn, we view design patents as critical, cost-effective tools for safeguarding the ornamental features of a product against unlawful imitation.

Among U.S. law firms, Cantor Colburn is the sixth largest design patent law practice in the country. Our design patents practice team has drafted successful patents for a diverse group of products and technologies ranging from automotive to chewing gum and candy. In the past five years, more than 2,300 design patents have issued. 

Design for Protection

We help our clients develop, expand, and enforce design portfolios that support strategic business development objectives. Our team has extensive experience managing global design portfolios for large and medium sized clients, filing design patents with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, and coordinating international design strategies and filings with foreign associates.

Billion dollar awards for damages in recent cases like Apple v. Samsung have grabbed headlines and show that a strong design portfolio can offer a substantial monetary deterrent against willful infringement. Our full range of design services enables clients to strengthen their overall patent portfolios both in the U.S. and around the world.

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