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Question: Can clothing design (shape/fit/look) be patented or protected by USPTO?

I have developed a new kind of jeans and I from my amateur initial research it seems that there is nothing like this on the market. And of course in due time I will retain an Attorney given I need to do this ASAP.

Now, can clothing (shape/fit/look/colors) be patented? or ONLY if there is a unique invention that makes the clothing better can be patented?

If it can’t be patented, what would I do if someone copies the way my clothing is designed?

 Answer: A new ornamental design of an item can be patented, though it may be difficult for clothing.