Design right protects the appearance of a purely functional product and is a right to prevent copying. Examples of items protected by design right are functional articles with no aesthetic appeal such as agricultural tools.
Designs do not require registration to be protected, but a register exists which will give you protection for a modest fee.
Please contact us for further details if you would like to register a design or would like information about how to proceed if your design has been copied. We are also expert in drafting licences to enable you to exploit the value of your design.
Judges Protect Valuable Watch Brand in Passing Off Ruling22/08/2012
The Court of Appeal has granted protection to the well-known ‘Henley’ brand of watches after ruling that the marketing of confusingly similar more »
Judge Slams ‘Flagrant’ Infringement of Cigarette Bin Designs20/08/2012
A small family company has triumphed in its High Court fight to protect its valuable designs for outside cigarette bins from a multinational more »