The outward appearance or design of an article, product, packaging, or
of advertising materials constitutes an important tool for clearly
distinguishing our client’s business from that of competitors. Although
design registrations may be a powerful and cost-effective measure for
securing a market position, these intellectual property rights are
often not used to their full potential. We offer to our national and
international clients, strategies on how one can make the best use of
these intellectual property rights.
We advise in connection with the selection of the design aspects to be
secured by design registrations and the selection of the most suitable
filing techniques. We handle the national deposition of design
applications at the German Patent and Trademark Office, or in
cooperation with our foreign associates, at foreign competent
authorities. We take care of filings of international design
registrations under The Hague Agreement as well as of European design
registrations at the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market.