The registration of a design consists of protecting the visual presentation of a product or part of a product in two or three dimensions. In order to obtain registration, the design must possess individual character and be novel.
Why protect a design instead of a 3D trademark, copyright or patent?
The answer to this question depends on your field of activity and your needs, as well as the country in which you want to protect your design. It is important to know that copyright usually protects an original work, whereas a 3D trademark gives immediate reference to the company that markets goods or services under the mark.
A design is situated somewhere between copyright and trademark protection and it enjoys a maximum protection period of 25 years.
- Application strategy on a national and international basis, depending on your company’s development potential.
- Advice as of the creation or acquisition of a design
- Defining the geographical protection coverage
- Provision of budget
- Status changes