Intellectual Property in Design

IP Highlights

Tools

Tools

As businesses develop and internationalise, they seek to protect their designs at national, regional or international level. Before applying for design protection, it is important to be aware of already registered designs in the countries of interest.

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Success Story

Success Story

A  furniture  designer  running  his  own successful  business  of  manufacturing sofas in Belgium discovers that a competitor in Spain had begun to sell sofas reproducing the lines, colour and shape of his most popular sofa.

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Factsheet

Factsheet

Risks of investing in non-original design can be limited by performing design searching. Certain tools allow companies and designers to keep up with the latest market trends and look at designs that may impede the possibility to acquire protection.

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