At FOXPATENT, we believe that protecting how a product looks can be just as important as protecting how a product works. Design patents offer a broad scope of protection for a modest price. When you obtain a design patent for your product, you protect the ornamental appearance of the product. This means that a court can find that another product that copies the look of your product infringes upon your design patent even if the other product functions in a completely different manner. In many industries, the shelf life of a product is limited. Protecting your product early on is important to get the most out of your investment in that product.