WHAT IS IT?
Industrial Designs are the intellectual creation linked to the appearance of objects, such as a set of lines and colours, which provide a new and original look to an already known product that can be industrially manufactured. The owner of a registered industrial design has the right to prevent third parties from making, selling or importing articles bearing or embodying a design which is a copy, or substantially a copy, of the protected design.
Why protect Industrial Designs?
It is important to obtain an Industrial Design registration so that your company is the only one authorized to sell or manufacture a product with that design. Like trademarks and patents, industrial design may be licensed for the protection by others, or to guarantee exclusivity of use in the marketplace.
What we do?
We offer guidance in the protection of Industrial Designs, not only in Brazil, but abroad, as well as assistance in the registration process before the PTO from filing up until grant of registration. Industrial Designs more often than not, are Intellectual Property assets which are not fully protected within a company, although in many cases they are an equitable solution for the protection of items that are difficult to quantify.