What is the procedure for Expedited examination of design applications?

The applicant may request that the Office expedite the examination of a design application.

Following criteria to qualify for expedited examination:

(1) The application must include drawings;

(2) The applicant must have conducted a pre-examination search; and

(3) The applicant must file a request for expedited examination including:

  • fee; and
  • A statement that a pre-examination search was conducted. The statement must also indicate the field of search and include an information disclosure statement.

Note: The Office will not examine an application that is not in condition for examination (e.g., missing basic filing fee) even if the applicant files a request for expedited examination under this section.

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