Design patent examiner materials and resources

This page contains training materials and resources used to instruct patent examiners regarding the design patent application examination process. These can provide inventors, applicants, and practitioners with information on the practices and procedures relating to the prosecution of design patent applications before the USPTO.

Design examiner training materials


Other materials

To find our guidance on design patent applications in the Manual of Patent Examining Procedure (MPEP), reference Chapter 1500. For additional information on international design applications, see Chapter 2900.