Design protection is quick and easy, and inexpensive. We urge our clients not to overlook this IP option; instead, we will look at design registration as another weapon to defend your products. There is even a grace period available if you have published too early.

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Registering designs – the looks, aesthetics, visual impression – is a great way to protect your innovative products. Many designs can be covered in the same application and we can identify how to take advantage of the flexible filing options. The registration certificate can be issued within months, so there is less waiting than with other types of IP.

We will help you use design registration to supplement the shield around your products. And cost-wise this might be the best value way to keep the competition from copying your carefully crafted design work.  Often patent and design protection can be used together and we can investigate and advise on the best combination.

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Our team of UK and European Patent Attorneys and Chartered Trade Mark Attorneys are highly knowledgeable and experienced in assisting clients with all aspects of their IP needs.

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