Design Patent Application Transmittal
Design Patent Application Transmittal Form. This is a Official Federal Forms form and can be use in Patent US Patent Office.
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PTO/AIA/18 (07-12) Approved for use through 01/31/2014. OMB 0651-0032 U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; U.S. DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE Under the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, no persons are required to respond to a collection of information unless it displays a valid OMB control number. Attorney Docket No. DESIGN PATENT APPLICATION TRANSMITTAL First Named Inventor Title (Only for new nonprovisional applications under 37 CFR 1.53(b)) Express Mail Label No. DESIGN V. UTILITY : A "design patent" protects an article's ornamental appearance (e.g., the way an article looks) (35 U.S.C. 171), while a "utility patent" protects the way an article is used and works (35 U.S.C. 101). The ornamental appearance of an article includes its shape/configuration or surface ornamentation upon the article, or both. Both a design and a utility patent may be obtained on an article if invention resides both in its ornamental appearance and its utility. For more information, see MPEP § 1502.01. ADDRESS TO: Commissioner for Patents P.O. Box 1450 Alexandria, VA 22313-1450 APPLICATION ELEMENTS ACCOMPANYING APPLICATION PARTS See MPEP chapter 1500 concerning design patent application contents. 1. Fee Transmittal Form. 7. 2. Assignment Papers. (cover sheet & document(s)) (PTO/SB/17 or equivalent) Applicant claims small entity status. 8. 37 CFR 3.73(c) Statement. Power of Attorney. (when there is an assignee) See 37 CFR 1.27. 3. Specification. [Total Pages ___________] ) (preferred arrangement set forth below, MPEP § 1503.01 - Preamble - Cross References to Related Applications - Statement Regarding Fed sponsored R & D - Description of the figure(s) of the drawings - Feature description - Claim (only one (1) claim permitted, MPEP § 1503.03) 4. Drawing(s). 9. English Translation Document. (if applicable) 10. Information Disclosure Statement (IDS). PTO/SB/08 or PTO-1449 Copies of foreign patent documents, publications, & other information 11. Preliminary Amendment. [Total Sheets ____________] See 37 CFR 1.152 5. Inventor's Oath or Declaration. [Total Pages ____________] 12. (including substitute statements under 37 CFR 1.64 and assignments serving as an oath or declaration under 37 CFR 1.63(e)) Return Receipt Postcard. (MPEP § 503) (Should be specifically itemized) Certified Copy of Priority Document(s). 13. (if foreign priority is claimed) 14. Request for Expedited Examination of a Design Application. Newly executed. a. (original or copy) b. A copy from a prior application. (37 CFR 1.155) (NOTE: Use "Mail Stop Expedited Design") 37 CFR 1.63(d)) 6. 15. Application Data Sheet. Other:_________________________________________ See 37 CFR 1.76 (PTO/$,$/14 or equivalent) _______________________________________________ *See Note. *NOTE: (1) Benefit claims under 37 CFR 1.78 and foreign priority claims under 1.55 must be included in an Application Data Sheet (ADS). (2) For applications filed under 35 U.S.C. 111, the application must contain an ADS specifying the applicant if the applicant is an assignee, person to whom the inventor is under an obligation to assign, or person who otherwise shows sufficient proprietary interest in the matter. See 37 CFR 1.46(b). 17. CORRESPONDENCE ADDRESS OR The address associated with Customer Number: Correspondence address below Name Address City State Country Telephone Signature Name (Print/Type) Zip Code Email Date Registration No. (Attorney/Agent) JRF This collection of information is required by 37 CFR 1.53(b). The information is required to obtain or retain a benefit by the public which is to file (and by the USPTO to process) an application. Confidentiality is governed by 35 U.S.C. 122 and 37 CFR 1.11 and 1.14. This collection is estimated to take 12 minutes to complete, including gathering, preparing, and submitting the completed application form to the USPTO. Time will vary depending upon the individual case. Any comments on the amount of time you require to complete this form and/or suggestions for reducing this burden, should be sent to the Chief Information Officer, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. DO NOT SEND FEES OR COMPLETED FORMS TO THIS ADDRESS. SEND TO: Commissioner for Patents, P.O. Box 1450, Alexandria, VA 22313-1450. If you need assistance in completing the form, call 1-800-PTO-9199 and select option 2. American LegalNet, Inc. www.FormsWorkFlow.com