37 CFR 1.1071: Grant of protection for an industrial design only upon issuance of a patent

Taken from the Ninth Edition of the MPEP, Revision 07.2015, Last Revised in November 2015

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1.1071    Grant of protection for an industrial design only upon issuance of a patent.

A grant of protection for an industrial design that is the subject of an international registration shall only arise in the United States through the issuance of a patent pursuant to 35 U.S.C. 389(d) or 171, and in accordance with 35 U.S.C. 153.

[Added, 80 FR 17918, Apr. 2, 2015, effective May 13, 2015]