Patents on leather furniture have been approved for the first time, according to a patent filing from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
The filing was made public by the American Conservative on Monday.
Leather chairs, tables and chairs that are made of a material called “leather” are considered patentable in the U-verse Patent Office, but the patent is only valid for a limited time.
Patents can only be granted after being granted by a government agency, and the UO and USPTO are separate entities.
The UO filed a similar patent last year for a metal table, but that application was rejected.
Patent applications in general are rare in the United States, and it is difficult to predict the likelihood of being granted.
But the UOs office has issued about 20 patents so far this year.
“As we’ve seen with the new patent application filed last year, it is not unusual for the USO to make a significant number of new and potentially novel inventions in the last 12 months,” said Daniel L. Johnson, director of the UOC Office of Patent Policy.