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Product Design & Copyright

Our intellectual property attorneys are experienced in all aspects of design and industrial copyright matters on a global basis.

We advise on the protection, maintenance and enforcement of design rights and the relationship between registered design, unregistered design and copyright.

We have a dedicated design renewal team experienced in the maintenance of design registrations around the world. Clients can access their records via a secure online link and use our online UK & European Community Design Renewal Service to substantially reduce renewal costs.

Our Services

We offer a full range of design services in the areas detailed below

  • Design searches

    Advising on the availability for use of new designs and their registrability.

  • Registering designs

    Applying for and obtaining registration in the UK, at the European Community’s Designs Registry (“EUIPO”) and overseas.

  • Design portfolio management

    Maintaining and renewing registrations. Assessing and evaluating the scope of clients’ design portfolios.

  • Conflict advice

    Advice on design infringement and validity, both registered and unregistered.

  • Assignments and licences

    Drafting assignments and licences and applying to record ownership changes and third party interests.

  • Due diligence work

    Assistance and advice on acquiring and disposing of designs as part of business acquisitions.

  • Copyright issues

    Advising on industrial copyright and how copyright interrelates with design law.

So who can help?

Looking for something else?

Advising on the availability for use of new designs and their registrability.

We are members of the following organisations:

  • INTA
  • EPI Online
  • ECTA
  • CIPA

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