United States Code/Title 35/Chapter 16/Section 171

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Title 35, Chapter 16, Section 171. Patents for designs

Section 171. Patents for designs

Whoever invents any new, original and ornamental design for an article of manufacture may obtain a patent therefor, subject to the conditions and requirements of this title.

The provisions of this title relating to patents for inventions shall apply to patents for designs, except as otherwise provided.


(July 19, 1952, ch. 950, 66 Stat. 805.)

Historical and Revision Notes[edit]

Based on Title 35, U.S.C., 1946 ed., Sec. 73 (R.S. 4929, amended (1) May 9, 1902, ch. 783, 32 Stat. 193, (2) Aug. 5, 1939, ch. 450, Sec. 1, 53 Stat. 1212; R.S. 4933).

The list of conditions specified in the corresponding section of existing statute is omitted as unnecessary in view of the general inclusion of all conditions applying to other patents. Language is changed.