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:
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.
The theme of the 2020 conference is Sustainable Manufacturing and will discuss strategies for manufacturing products in a way that aims to reduce pollution, energy use and waste, whilst remaining commercially viable.
Although a stay of national proceedings is the ‘default’ position in the UK, the stay was refused in this instance because of the combination of an absolute right of appeal, a minimum of two years to appeal and the potential of the ping pong effect before the EPO.