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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.

Design searches by Arnold & Siedsma

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.

Availability searches for designs

Do you wish to know whether a design has already been registered? At Arnold & Siedsma, we search the official design registers for the possible existence of published registrations for designs which bear a resemblance too close to your design.

Competitor's design portfolio

From a strategic standpoint, it may be important to obtain information on the composition of your competitors’ design portfolios, or information on the registered and published designs in a specific product group. Do you wish to check up on the design registrations of your competitors? At Arnold & Siedsma, we can offer you searches by name of the design holder (filing party).

Design searches on a worldwide scale

We can do this for you for the Benelux and Europe, and even on a worldwide scale. The search results are analysed and commented on by experts, so that you know exactly where you stand.

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