European Design Filing & Prosecution

Experienced design right specialists

Our design practice is led by one of the most experienced design attorneys in Europe. We provide a smooth and efficient service, obtaining robust protection quickly and cost effectively. We think strategically and often use design rights in combination with other forms of IP to strengthen portfolios.

Protection across physical and digital realms

Designs are often overlooked as an important element of protection for both products and associated branding. This includes 3D aspects of shape and appearance as well as increasingly important 2D aspects of electronic branding, including website content, apps and graphical user interfaces (GUIs).

We can advise on whether design protection is available and which forms of protection you can use in Europe and the UK. Depending on the scope of design rights required, as well as available budget, many different strategies can be used to achieve significantly enhanced IP protection in Europe, often over-and-above that which is available in the US.

Fast route to effective European IP protection

We can work with you to create a filing strategy that fits your commercial requirements. You may be surprised to discover just how cost-effective design protection can be in Europe, as well as how quickly registered rights can be achieved. We can also help you to enforce your design rights and advise on the scope of third-party design rights to help you avoid disputes.

Talk to us to find out more.

Contact

To discuss your global portfolio requirements, contact us.

Wendy Crosby

Director, Patents and Head of Designs Group

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