Registered designs are the suitable intellectual property right for protecting the appearance (established by shape and color) of all kinds of goods. A requirement is that the design is new and sufficiently individual.

There are several possibilities for design protection. These include registration in the design register of the German Patent and Trademark Office, protection on the basis of a registered or non-registered Community Design, as well as International Registration.

We provide our advice in selecting products for which design protection may be valuable, prepare the required documentation for registration applications and prosecute same before the national, European and international authorities, taking into account not only the legal but also the economic aspects.