We help business to register and protect new product designs, to get maximum commercial value and minimise the risk of competitors developing and using something similar.
Registered designs protect the visual appearance of the whole or part of a product, including its shape, decoration, colours or contours. Once registered, you can market a product as being protected via registered design, which will deter potential infringers. It is also possible to licence use of the design and even sell it.
We have extensive experience managing design applications in the UK, EU and overseas. We can support at every stage, including registering the design, design clearance searches, advising on registration options for products already being sold and advising on design application deferral.
Once the product is registered, we also regularly support with registration renewals and importantly can manage any disputes or enforcement actions that might be needed along the way.
Our Design Registration experience includes:
- Drafting and obtaining registered designs for the leading luxury fashion clothing and accessories business JW Anderson.
- Drafting and obtaining registered designs for Aardman Animations (the world famous, four times Academy Award® winning animation studio, creators of Wallace & Gromit, Shaun the Sheep, Chicken Run and Morph).