Industrial Design Drawings

"In a legal sense, an industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article.

An industrial design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or colour." - WIPO

Some tips while creating Industrial Design Drawings:

  • The most important thing while creating industrial design drawings is that all the orthographic views should match each other with the projection lines.

  • Whatever is visible in the perspective view should be visible in the corresponding orthographic views.

  • The shading style used in the perspective view should match with the corresponding orthographic views.

  • Unclaimed parts, in which the product is embodied, visible in the perspective view should be visible in the corresponding orthographic views.

  • If all the required views are perspective in nature, try to keep the scale size similar in all the views.

Following these simple tips will reduce the chances of rejection and avoid any delay in the patent grant.

I want to cite an example here. I received this case with an office action stating "The drawing disclosure meets the requirements of 37 CFR §1.84; however, the drawings are objected to as follows:

• The nonelected embodiment of Figs. 9 and 10 must be deleted from the drawings."

There were many small discrepancies in the views. I edited all the views as instructed in the office action and the patent granted and published. Here are the details from the office action.

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