Nokian Tyres has been granted a patent for an ornamental design for a tire.GlobalData’s report on Nokian Tyres gives a 360-degree view of the company including its patenting strategy. Buy the report here.

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According to GlobalData’s company profile on Nokian Tyres, anti-skid tyre treads was a key innovation area identified from patents. Nokian Tyres's grant share as of June 2023 was 1%. Grant share is based on the ratio of number of grants to total number of patents.

Design patent for a tire

Source: United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). Credit: Nokian Tyres Plc

A recently granted patent (Publication Number: USD0990409S) showcases an ornamental design for a tire. The patent claims that the design is unique and visually appealing, as depicted in the accompanying illustrations and described in the patent documentation.

The patent does not provide specific details about the tire's functionality or technical features. Instead, it focuses solely on the tire's aesthetic design. This suggests that the patent holder aims to protect the visual appearance of the tire, potentially for branding or marketing purposes.

The granted patent implies that the tire design is distinctive and has met the criteria for patentability. It is important to note that a design patent protects the ornamental aspects of an invention rather than its functional aspects. Therefore, this patent does not cover any technical advancements or improvements in tire performance.

The lack of detailed information in the patent claims makes it difficult to ascertain the specific visual characteristics of the tire design. However, it is reasonable to assume that the design is visually appealing and unique enough to warrant patent protection.

Overall, this recently granted patent (Publication Number: USD0990409S) highlights an ornamental design for a tire. While the patent does not provide technical details or functional features, it emphasizes the visual appearance of the tire. This suggests that the patent holder seeks to protect the tire's aesthetic design, potentially for branding or marketing purposes.

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