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Design Registration and Design Protection

Design Registration and Design Protection

Design Protection and Design Registration Legal Services

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.

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Design Registration and Filing Applications

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.


How can we help you to protect your designs?

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.


Examples of our recent design protection work includes:

  • Successful action against a furniture supplier infringing our client's design rights.
  • Advising a substantial furniture supplier in connection with allegations that furniture being imported from China infringed a third party's designs.
  • Preparing terms of trading for an aerospace multinational, and advising on the protection of its designs.

For specialist legal advice on design protection or registration, please contact Doug Locke on 0117 314 5602.

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Meet the Team

You can be confident that our lawyers will understand your business and its intellectual property protection needs.

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Frances Anderson - Partner - IP, Technology and Creative Industries Solicitor at VWV
Consultant Solicitor

Intellectual Property

Technology Law

Creative Industries

Paula Williams - Chartered Trade Mark Attorney & Solicitor at VWV
Chartered Trade Mark Attorney & Solicitor
Serena Tierney - Partner at VWV
Partner

Commercial Contracts
Intellectual Property
Data Protection

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