Design Law

A good design adds value to your product and may determine your customer’s buying decision. Therefore your product design needs to be defended against counterfeiters.
You have different rights when it comes to the protection of your product design. The unwanted exploitation of your design can initially be prevented by a registered or unregistered design patent. In addition to that the copyright or the trademark law could play a part in the protection of your design. A product design may also be protected by the competition law. As far as engineering solutions are concerned protection by patent or utility model are conceivable.

Our services

We give advice in all issues of the protection and exploitation of your design. We are available to you throughout the entire process of design development. We provide support from the very first concept through to market launch and represent you when your design rights are infringed.

Our service portfolio includes:

  • Checking the possible protection and remuneration of your design ideas, drafts and concepts
  • Applications for registration of design patents and trademarks on national, European and global level
  • Comprehensive contract management, in particular composing cooperation agreements and licensing agreements and control of contract deadlines
  • In court and out-of-court representation if your design rights are infringed and in cases of a design patent-related warning letter

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