Designs and models
Designs and models represent industrial property titles for the protection of the two- dimensional (design) or three-dimensional (model) appearance of a given object.
These titles have assumed even greater significance, given the current awareness of the importance of the external appearance of a product as an element of attraction and appeal to the consumer. They guarantee the origin of the product concerned, in the same way as a trademark.
In many cases, the protection of designs and models is applied cumulatively with copyright.
The resulting title provides simple, inexpensive and effective protection, provided that conditions for its validity are fulfilled, namely, novelty and the existence of inherent character.
We can register your designs and models, whether in France, within the EU or internationally. We can file applications for the cancellation of EU models, specifically in cases for the pursuit of freedom of use.
We can intervene and assist in the preparation of contracts concerning designs, models and copyright, and in any disputes arising.