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Out-Law Guides

  • How design rights can add value to a business

    Design rights are often overlooked by businesses seeking to protect their intellectual investment in new products or new technologies.

  • Registering a design in the EU

    Applications are filed at the Community Designs Office, known as OHIM ( Office for Harmonisation in the Internal Market ).

  • Designs: the basics

    A registered design is a monopoly right for the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture, materials of the product or its ornamentation. 

  • Registering a design in the UK

    Applications are filed at the United Kingdom Designs Registry which is a part of the UK Intellectual Property Office, an executive division of the Department of Innovation, Universities and Skills.