To protect your design with a registered right, a formal application must be made to the appropriate IP office. Obtaining a design registration is relatively quick (a matter of weeks or months in the EU and UK), which can be very useful for creators because it means rights and therefore protection can be granted swiftly.
With the help of an expert attorney from Keltie, the filing process is simple. Our team will advise on the imagery and drawings that make up the essential part of the application. We will work with you to give your design the most appropriate scope of protection, and ensure that it complies with formalities requirements. We will file the application for you, and handle any subsequent matters with the office.
At Keltie, we approach filing design registrations differently. We could simply take your photographs or detailed drawings of your product, organise the necessary elements and process it. However, in most cases this would not give you the most effective protection for your product, and could leave you vulnerable to competitors capturing the aesthetic essence of your product while changing details to avoid infringement.
We add value to our clients by getting involved at the early stages of a design project, and developing a strategy that captures and protects the aesthetic essence of a product. We advise on a spectrum of design protection to ensure breadth and strength of your rights, working to your priorities and expectations. Our registered design rights are designed to be used - to give real commercial value and market advantage.
In conjunction with a design strategy, we can work with you to obtain drawings for a design filing. We can co-ordinate with a specialist draftsperson, or we can give you our expert advice on how to produce the best imagery for your application: developing quality line drawings, and disclaiming the unnecessary features of a design in order to focus the scope of the application more effectively.
With Keltie’s expert design attorneys, you and your creation are in good hands.
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