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The stunning capsule-shaped 212 Carolina Herrera perfume line is conditioned in a patented perfume bottle. The 212 Carolina Herrera perfume bottle, for women, was awarded the US design patent USD721283 (S) titled Perfume bottle.
As a reminder a US design patent is different from a US utility patent, in that:
“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)
The patent drawings Fig. 1 & 2 of the perfume bottle are included below, together with marketed embodiments of the bottle in the 212 Carolina Herrera line of perfume. In particular, the following 212 Carolina Herrera lines are included: 212 NYC, 212 VIP in silver and gold, 212 VIP Rosé, 212 Sexy, 201 POP, 212 Surf and 212 Glam.
MPEP – Chapt. 1502-01 – Distinction between design and utility patent