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Questions tagged [patent-design]

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Which patent is right?

I am developing a cosmetics line and have come up with a unique packaging design. It's not just the look, the package actually opens in a different way. Would I need a design patent or utility patent.
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Can someone steal the designs associated with a patent application that has not been granted? Are the designs afforded protection?

If a patent application (PCT/WIPO) is not granted and yet the associated designs before publication were completely original/novel and never appeared in prior art (and yet functionality is linked to ...