The world is surrounded by designed products, e.g. furniture, lights, mobile phones and PDA’s, cars, shoes, handbags etc. Capturing and protecting the uniqueness of a product is the aim of design protection.
Designs in Germany and the EU can be protected and registered for up to 25 years. However, the German and EU design law show some specialties in contrast to other national laws: Logos can be protected, too, and a registered Community Design can be obtained within a few weeks, sometimes within days which can be of importance in order to stop counterfeiters quickly.
We advise on the prerequisites of protection, formalities and how to file in order to achieve maximum protection. We then file for protection of the design and litigate in case our client’s design is infringed by a third party.
Designs play an important role in everyday life and in the field of Intellectual Property. Click on the following link to awards given to designs: www.designpreis.de