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Designs

Registered designs protect the appearance of a product or of a part of that product and can include the product’s shape, surface decoration or colour/s. Designs are often the best option when patent protection is either not available or unlikely to provide the level of protection you require.

With recent changes in the registered design law in Europe, it is now possible to register a wide range of types of design in both the UK and within the European Union.  Design registration could also be a good way to supplement copyright protection and/or trade mark protection.

If after our initial comprehensive review you decide design registration is the route you would like to take, we have experienced specialists who can help you with every aspect of design protection. 

Our attorneys have established a strong reputation internationally for providing first-rate design services to a client base that ranges from multi-national companies to private individuals. 

As with the other practice areas we offer, our reputation as market leaders is based on our commitment to get to the heart of your ideas and understanding everything about your product and the business you want to create around it. 

If you would like to discuss a potential design issue, please click here.

Meet the team
Daniel Portch
Partner
Daniel's specialities include computing, computer programs, communications technology and electronic engineering.
Chris McLeod
Partner
Chris McLeod is a registered trade mark attorney and an authorised representative at the EUIPO, with over 30 years' experience.
Peter Charlton
Partner
Peter has over 30 years experience dealing with contentious Patent and Trade Mark issues.
our patent sectors
Whilst our work spans a wide range of subject areas, the majority falls within the following sectors: