Saturday, April 7, 2018

Oh, patents! Étoile Satchel Bag

Copyright © Françoise Herrmann

Designed by the famous French fashion designer, Isabel Marant, the Étoile Satchel bag is also patented.

The Étoile Satchel bag was awarded the US design patent USD630434 (S) titled Handbag

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)

Below, the front and back drawings extracted from the design patent, together with front and back images of the manufactured Étoile Satchel bag. 

MPEP – Chapt. 1502-01 – Distinction between design and utility patent

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