Stand out design is a key driver for customers. We can help ensure your valuable designs are properly protected and prevent infringement.

Design has become a crucial factor in the success of any product. While in some sectors, such as fashion and automotive, design has always been important, it has taken on previously undreamt of importance in sectors like telecoms.

As a result, businesses are investing heavily in distinctive design. We will ensure that investment is protected, help exploit the value of your designs and prevent competitors benefitting from your organisation's design work. 

Our lawyers

With our knowledge of design law and your business, we'll take the pain out of design protection and also help you to enforce or defend your rights.

Our experience

Our experience covers all aspects of design protection, exploitation and enforcement. Our team has recently helped clients by:

  • Filing registered design applications for novel furniture designs for a university
  • Managing the EU portfolio for a household name brand for its perfume bottles
  • Advising on registrability of the design of a child's toy
  • Drafting and negotiating design licences
  • Successfully defending a claim for registered design infringement relating to an angling product

Our clients

Our design clients span an astonishingly wide range of fields. They include:

  • A household name fashion brand
  • A number of universities
  • A major automotive manufacturer
  • A leading manufacturer of angling equipment

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