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The US design patent USD683268, titled Vehicle, covering the ornamental aspects of the TESLA Model X exterior, was granted on May 28, 2013, to Elon Reeve Musk, Franz von Holzhausen, Bernard Lee, and David Tadashi Imai. The Figure 1 drawing below, extracted from the patent, shows a front or side view of the vehicle. An image of the marketed TESLA Model X is also included.
As a reminder :
“a utility patent” protects the way an article is used and works (), while a “design patent” protects the way an article looks (35 U.S.C. 171) [MPEP Chapt. 1502.01; [R-07.2015]].
TESLA (website) www.tesla.com
TESLA (Model X) https://www.tesla.com/modelx
USPTO - MPEP – Chapt. 1502-01 – Distinction between design and utility patent https://www.uspto.gov/web/offices/pac/mpep/s1502.html