Designs can be two-dimensional, such as a logo or a fabric pattern, or a three-dimensional physical object. To be registrable, the design must be new and have ‘individual character’ to known designs in the market. It cannot be similar to earlier designs. 

Design registrations give you exclusive rights to the look of the design and a registration makes it easier to enforce. A registration could stop anyone who makes, imports, sells or uses a product with a similar design to your registration. Design registrations have their own unique registration number, which when placed on packaging may discourage people from copying it.

We offer the following services:

  • Registrability advice
  • Design applications
  • Unregistered design right advice
  • Design portfolio management and review
  • Defending registrations
  • Design dispute advice
  • Assignments
  • Licence agreements

Gemma Ryan is a sole trader, trading as The Little IP Company.  Gemma Ryan is a Chartered Trade Mark Attorney regulated by the Intellectual Property Regulation Board (IPReg). Further details can be found on their website here.  

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