We advise clients on the different types of design rights which may be available to them to protect the appearance and design of their products. We also advise clients on registration strategy and how best to exploit design rights.

Registration of design rights can be a useful addition to a brand owner's registration strategy. With the advent of registered Community Designs, brand owners can obtain early protection for brand logos in preparation for the launch of a new product or service. We offer filing services to register designs at the UK and Community registries.

Our services include:

  • advice about registrability of designs
  • clearance searches
  • filing services for UK and Community registered designs
  • watching services
  • design renewals.

Design right enforcement and dispute resolution

Our IP Dispute Resolution Team advises clients on the enforcement of their design rights and acts on their behalf in securing a range of remedies. It also acts on behalf of clients who have been on the receiving end of design enforcement proceedings.