Rockin’ (Design) Patent – Nicholas Frirsz’s “Musical Instrument Including A Reel-like Structure”

Patents Rock - Musical Instrument Including A Reel-like Structure

Figure 1 of this design patent “is a top perspective view of a musical instrument including a reel-like structure”

  • Rockin’ (Design) Patent: US Design Patent No. D762,765
  • Filed: 28 October 2014
  • In the name of: Nicholas Frirsz
  • Title: Musical Instrument Including A Reel-like Structure
  • What’s claimed: “The ornamental design for a musical instrument including a reel-like structure, 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 musical instrument including a reel-like structure “as shown”.
    • This design patent seems to relate to the “Filmocaster” electric guitar by Frirsz (see here).

Post by Iain Russell, Patent and Design Attorney, EIP

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