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Design Protection
Protection via product design is often overlooked - but experience shows that at least supplementary design protection often provides a powerful tool to stop product piracy and counterfeiting.

In addition to protecting technology products by patents and trademarks, the design may also be protected. This requires, among others, that the design is new and has an "individual character". Design protection may be achieved by several routes, one being the registration of a design patent. Design patents are not examined in the registration process but only in case of enforcement against a competitor.

Our attorneys advise our clients on whether design protection is available for their product and represent them for the filing and registration of the design as well as for the enforcement of design rights against competitors.