Design Rights

Our attorneys can directly file applications for UK and German registered designs and EU Community registered designs on your behalf. We can also assist with filing applications in other countries.

If you have a product that attracts customers because of the way it looks, you should consider registering the design.

Our specialist attorneys can directly file applications for UK and German registered designs and EU Community registered designs on your behalf. We can also assist with filing applications in other countries.

Before you apply to register your design, we can arrange a search to assess either the novelty and individual character of the proposed design, or the risk of infringement of existing third party rights.

Our services include:

  • Initial advice on the most appropriate form of design protection
  • General advice regarding Registered Design filing strategies
  • Preparation, filing and prosecution of applications for UK national, German national, European Community or International (Hague System) design registrations
  • Coordinating the filing of design applications in other countries
  • Advice and assistance in relation to infringement of registered and unregistered design rights and attacks on validity
  • Advice on licensing and assignment of designs
  • Advice on ownership of designs
  • Liaising with barristers, solicitors and German attorneys-at-law in the conduct of litigation in the UK and Germany
  • Conducting investigations to determine the registration potential of designs and any risk of infringing third-party rights

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Ian Gill

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Vanessa Lawrence

Consulting Attorney

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