Strategic advice on your designs
As a consequence of the specific regulation governing the protection of designs, many questions need to be answered prior to the filing of a design, such as what will you protect and how and where will you protect the design. In addition, different options are available for some countries for establishing a design (national, international or via a European route). It is important to define an effective filing strategy from the outset. This must be tailored to your specific needs. To give an example: The novelty requirement is not the same in all countries and so a disclosure of the design in a specific country may pose significant risks to the required protection of your design, and even to the protection of that design in other countries. Arnold + Siedsma can provide you with expert advice on the entire process from the creation of the design through to the registration and even the defence of your design rights, in order to build up your design portfolio appropriately and efficiently.