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Designs

Designs

Guiding you through
the detail of design
protection

Experts in registered designs and
unregistered design right

Our design specialists can assist with the filing and registration of designs in the UK, EU and throughout the world. We can also advise on whether you or a competitor may have unregistered design right in the UK or the EU.

Why use our design protection services?

Registered designs can provide a very quick, cost-effective route to protecting a product.  They can also provide useful interim protection while the patenting process is underway, if this is also being pursued.  Registered designs protect the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product, or its ornamentation.

Unregistered design right exists automatically in certain circumstances and protects against the unauthorised copying of the internal or external shape or configuration of an original design.

Our design attorneys will help you

  • Understand how the design is shown in the drawings or photographs affects the scope of protection, so that you obtain the optimum registered design protection to meet your commercial objectives.
  • Obtain registered design protection as quickly as possible by filing applications online in the UK and EU, leveraging our experience to ensure that the representations comply with the relevant formal requirements to avoid objections.
  • Keep track of budgets by providing cost-estimates for a design application or for any specific advice work.
  • Enforce your unregistered design right against competitors who are copying your product.