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Design searches

Substantial commercial and financial interests are normally at stake in the development and launch of a new product. In this context, it may be worthwhile investigating the design registrations of your competitors, or checking whether your design or a similar design has already been registered. A model search will tell you whether you can launch a product on the market without infringing another party’s registered design rights. Arnold + Siedsma design attorneys can carry out a search in the different official design registers for registered designs in the name of a specific company or for the possible existence of designs prejudicial to novelty or infringing designs. In addition, it may be strategically important to obtain information on the design portfolio of your competitors. All of these searches can be carried out for the Benelux, Europe and on a worldwide scale. The search results are analysed by experts, so that you know exactly where you stand.

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