Our Industrial designs are new products or parts whose visual design can be protected. In particular, a design’s lines, shape, colours, texture, materials, or ornamentation may be registered, making effectively protected industrial designs a significant element of a company’s IP portfolio. By devising a bespoke strategy for the protection of a product’s design, we offer clients a comprehensive range of services in this area.
Prior to submission of an industrial design:
we analyse its registrability
we prepare a legal opinion on the registrability of each design
In order to obtain protection:
we prepare and file industrial design applications with the Polish Patent Office (PPO), EU Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO), and, thanks to the long-term relationships we have established with trusted foreign patent attorneys, the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO).
After obtaining protection for an industrial design:
we supervise the exclusive rights granted for each industrial design
we monitor deadlines for payments of renewal fees in Poland and abroad
we request changes and updates to be applied in the relevant registers when necessary
In case of a violation of an industrial design’s exclusive right and/or an act of unfair competition:
we prepare cautionary letters
we provide a mediation service and assist with negotiations in order to reach an amicable settlement
we conduct litigation before patent offices and the Court of Justice of the European Union
we conduct proceedings before administrative courts
we conduct proceedings in case of a violation of an exclusive right at the border