Back in October, 2014, Coats & Bennett, P.L.L.C. filed two United States Design Patents for modbox, one for the mailbox and a second for the mailbox and post. As discussed in the February blog post, a design patent is a form of legal protection granted to the “ornamental design” of a functional item. On August 11, 2015, Design Patent No. US D736,490 was issued for the MAILBOX. On September 15, 2015, Design Patent No. US D739,115 was issued for the MAILBOX AND POST. Very exciting! Thanks again David and Larry!
Here are the cover page drawings used for the modbox mailbox and post (combined) patent filing.
The patent basically describes the perspective view of each of the eleven figures. The term of a design patent is 14 years.