Registered designs protect specific product appearance. In the case of a design, the aesthetics of a product are protected rather than its technical construction and function. An application for a design registration can be filed on the basis of two-dimensional illustrations (drawings, photographs) or on the basis of three-dimensional samples. The background of any illustrations should be neutral. The maximum term of a registered design is 25 years.
We represent your interest concerning design matters before the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, before the federal patent court, the EUIPO (EU-designs) and the WIPO (international designs). For representation in countries that does not fall under the jurisdiction of the above mentioned offices we work together with attorneys in other countries that will represent your interests in such countries.