Putting it Together: A Sample Application

A Sample Application

To demonstrate the ease with which a design patent application can be prepared, we’ve assembled an application for the table shown in Illustration 8-6. The fanciful table, inspired by George Washington’s legendary cherry tree chopping incident, was designed by crafts artist Andrew Bergman of New Jersey.

Andrew supplied us with photographs, which we forwarded to patent agent Jack Lo. He imported them into a graphic program and then used as the basis for drawing the four figures shown here.

We combined the drawings with the application (shown below) and the completed versions of the required PTO forms, and assembled these documents with the fee. We sent the complete package by Express Mail to the USPTO.

Design Patent Application—Preamble, Specification and Claim

Mail Stop Designs — United States Patent and Trademark Office

Commissioner for Patents

P.O. Box 1450

Alexandria, VA 22313-1450


The petitioner whose signature appears on the declaration attached respectfully requests that Letters Patent be granted to such petitioner for the new and original design set forth in the specification.


Petitioner has invented a new, original, and ornamental design for a table entitled “I Cannot Tell a Lie Table,” of which the following is a specification. Reference is made to the accompanying drawings which form a part hereof, the figures of which are described below.




Fig. 1 is a perspective view of my new table design

Fig. 2. is a right side view of my new table design

Fig. 3. is a top view of my new table design

Fig. 4 is a left end view of my new table design

FEATURE DESCRIPTION: My table design is characterized by wooden hatchets, hanging wooden cherries and the written expression “I cannot tell a lie.”

CLAIM: I (We) Claim:

The ornamental design for a table as shown and described.

Express Mail Label # EU121293846US

Date of Deposit: 2004 _________________