In the modern world, the appearance of a product is highly important. The technical progressiveness of a product is often insufficient to ensure its success in the market. For this reason, an abundance of resources are being invested into the design of products and product parts. Since the design of products forms an important competitive factor, the copying of products that succeed in the market has also become more and more common.
Do your competitors imitate the appearance of your products? By design protection, you can obtain an exclusive right to your design.
Design right protects the outward appearance of a product or a product part. Aesthetic character or artistry is insignificant for obtaining design protection, and most design protections relate to utility articles. Furthermore, design protection may be applied for the appearance of a product in case the product itself comprises technical solutions which are already known and for which patent or utility model protection may therefore not be applied for.
In regard to design rights, our services include:
- community design applications,
- design applications in Finland,
- national design applications in other countries,
- agreement negotiations and contracts over design rights,
- legal proceedings, and
- maintenance and renewal services of registrations.