Friday, October 13, 2017

Oh, patents! Balenciaga perfume bottle (2)

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

This patented Balenciaga perfume bottle is used to market the Balenciaga B line of products, which includes perfume and makeup. The US design patent awarded to Isabelle Guichot, former Balenciaga CEO, is USD734164, titled Perfume bottle.

As a reminder, the difference between a US design patent and a US utility patent is the following:
“a “utility patent” protects the way an article is used and works (35 U.S.C. 101), while a "design patent" protects the way an article looks (35 U.S.C. 171)” (USPTO)
Figure 1, on file for the US design patent, is included below with images (from top to bottom) of the Balenciaga B makeup bottle, Balenciaga B Intense and Balenciaga B Skin perfume bottles, including packaging.



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