It is possible to stop a third party copying your designs, even if you have not registered them. However, the protection afforded to designs can be increased substantially by registering them. For example, registering designs can increase the duration of protection from just two years to as much as 25 years.
For more information regarding our design registration or design protection legal services, please contact Doug Locke on 0117 314 5602.
Many businesses, particularly those involved in manufacturing or design, benefit from registering designs in the UK and in other countries.
Filing your design application so that covers all 27 countries of the European Union is a cost-effective and increasingly popular option. Our intellectual property lawyers provide a first class legal service and can help you file design applications to maximise your return on investment.
We provide a national design protection service via our offices in London, Watford, Bristol and Birmingham.
Our experienced team of intellectual property lawyers can advise you on all aspects of design protection and registration, with transparency on fees and competitive rates. We can also assist you if you find that your designs are being infringed, or if you are challenged for design infringement by a third party.
We can also prepare design licences and assignments to help you generate maximum return from the use of your designs.
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