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One Millionth Design Patent Issued by USPTO

On September 26, 2023, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) announced issuance of U.S. design patent 1 million.  It was granted to Austin Huckaby of Fort Worth, Texas.  This patent was directed to an ornamental design for a dispensing comb.

The USPTO grants design patents for new, original, and ornamental designs for an article of manufacture.

The USPTO received over 50,000 applications for design patent protection last year.  Also, it experienced a 20% increase in applications over the last five years.


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