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Overseas Design Protection

The consideration of registered designs in overseas markets is vital to establishing your business in those markets and enabling growth, where design is an important aspect of your products.

For registered designs, decisions must be made in respect of intellectual property protection in overseas markets at an early stage of the application process. Effective planning is therefore essential, and we work with you to devise commercially realistic strategies for protection of your designs in overseas markets.

The services that we provide include:

  • filing strategy for obtaining overseas design protection that will provide commercially realistic and effective protection, appropriate for your commercial objectives
  • Design drawings, which achieve the appropriate balance between breadth of protection and validity of the registration for a particular territory, and satisfy the very different formal requirements of different territories
  • European Community design registration, which is examined by the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) in Alicante and, once registered, takes effect in all EU Member States

Overseas Associates

Our patent and trademark attorneys have established a network of carefully selected overseas associates which enables us to obtain registered design protection in almost every country of the world. This includes established markets such as the USA and Japan, and emerging markets such as China and India.

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