The United States Patent and Trademark Office celebrated a milestone this week as it issued the millionth design patent. The patent was issued to Agustina Huckaby of Fort Worth, Texas and is for a Dispensing Comb.

Design patents are one of the three types of patents issued by the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the other two being utility patents and plant patents. Design patents are for new, original, and ornamental designs as compared to utility patents, which are for new, non-obvious, and useful inventions. The firm routinely assists its clients with both forms of patent protection from its offices in Miami, Boca Raton, and Jacksonville.