Unlike Patents and Utility Models, which protect technical creations, that is to say that they have an implicit functionality, Industrial Designs protect aesthetic or formal creations.
An industrial design therefore protects the appearance of the whole or part of a product; in particular the lines, contours, colors, shape, texture or materials of the product itself or of its ornamentation are protectable as industrial designs.
An industrial design must meet two requirements: "uniqueness" and "novelty".
The scope of protection, as in almost all Industrial Property modalities, is as follows:
- National designs
- Community Drawings and Models
- International Models and Drawings
Our Design services:
- Advising and preliminary registrability reports
- Applications and prosecution services