The design of a product, even highly technical, plays a key role in its perception by the user.


1st first geographical indication accredited

The French IP office has recently accredited the first geographical indication for manufactured and handmade products and the lucky winner...

Acknowledgement of industrial property titles in French Polynesia

Within the framework of the organic law n°2004-192 of February 27, 2004 organizing the autonomy of French Polynesia, the competence...

Geographical indications protecting industrial and handmade products and modifications of trademark opposition procedure

Henceforth next to the AOC and IGP (protected geographical indication) the so-called “alimentary”, the geographical indications protecting industrial and handmade...

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.