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Design protection

A product’s design can be a crucial factor in determining that product’s success on the market. Registered design rights can have a considerable value and may enhance the net worth of your business.

Aesthetic designs that are new and possess individual character can be protected against imitations under registered design law (formerly known as ‘Geschmacksmusterrecht’ in German). Under this law, protection is given to the registered two- or three-dimensional appearance of a product, or a part thereof.

A registered design right gives its legal holder an absolute right to exclusively use and exploit the design and to prohibit third parties from using an identical design.

We will advise you on all aspects of design protection, draft applications for your designs, file these at the relevant offices and be instrumental in representing you in any disputes that may arise.