The design of your products distinguishes you from your competitors. This makes your products especially popular. All the more reason to protect them.
In contrast to Patents and Utility Models, which protect technical inventions, the industrial design (design) patent protects a product’s appearance, the importance of which should not be underestimated.
Unlike technical intellectual property rights, design protection offers limited protection without requiring you to apply or officially register; you just need a non-registered community design. The term of protection provided by a non-registered community design, however, is limited to three years and difficulties related to proof of origin and ownership may arise.
Thus, there are several reasons for registering a design, for example via a German design patent, a Community Design Patent (also known as “EU Design” or “European Design”), or an International Design.
Ultimately, the goal is to identify the object to be protected and to graphically represent it in accordance with requirements. Minor adjustments can often lead to great improvements in design protection. We lend our experience and expertise to prepare and carry through your design application.