Source: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
Patent origin is determined by the residence of the first-named inventor.
A design consists of the visual ornamental characteristics embodied in, or applied to, an article of manufacture. Since a design is manifested in appearance, the subject matter of a design patent application may relate to the configuration or shape of an article, to the surface ornamentation applied to an article, or to the combination of configuration and surface ornamentation. A design for surface ornamentation is inseparable from the article to which it is applied and cannot exist alone. It must be a definite pattern of surface ornamentation, applied to an article of manufacture.
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U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, U.S. Granted Patents: Design Patents Originating in Albania [PATENT4NALDESIGN], retrieved from FRED, Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis; https://fred.stlouisfed.org/series/PATENT4NALDESIGN, June 21, 2021.