Rockin’ (Design) Patent – Ingenious Designs, LLC’s “Control Panel For A Musical Instrument”

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Figure 1 of this design patent “is a top and right side perspective view of the control panel for a musical instrument”

  • Rockin’ (Design) Patent: US Design Patent No. D759,746 S
  • Filed: 3 October 2014
  • In the name of: Ingenious Designs, LLC
  • Title: Control Panel For A Musical Instrument
  • What’s claimed: “The ornamental design for a control patent for a musical instrument, as shown and described.”
  • Why this (design) patent rocks:
    • Unlike utility patents, design patents (also called “registered designs”) protect the way all or part of a product looks rather than how it works. This is why the claim here refers to the “ornamental design” for the control panel for a musical instrument “as shown”.
    • The inventor/designer indicated on this patent is Joy Mangano who, according to her Wikipedia page (here) “is an American inventor, businesswoman, and entrepreneur known for inventions such as the self-wringing Miracle Mop. She is the president of Ingenious Designs, LLC, and appears regularly on the US television shopping channel HSN”.
    • I couldn’t easily spot a real-world product to which this design relates, but it looks like Joy Mangano has previously collaborated with John Legend (see here) and Randy Jackson (see here).

Post by Iain Russell, Patent and Design Attorney, EIP

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