For registration under the Designs Act,2000, design means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article whether in two dimensional or three dimensional, or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye; but does not include any mode or principle .
Whether it’s the protection of the shape, colour or material of a product, our team will work to protect your designs, and to ensure that they are registered effectively. We have a large and well-established designs practice which has helped numerous household names secure strategic protection for their designs internationally.
We work with our clients to advise them on all aspects of designs law and design rights. This
means that we help protect them from outside infringements, and from infringing an existing
We have experience guiding our clients through the complexities of dealing with contractual issues surrounding multiple party rights for a design.
We work closely with our clients to cover key design aspects of new products and product lines, covering (where appropriate) overall shape, texture, and/or surface finish of products.
We have particular expertise in obtaining broad design protection for features that pervade product lines. We also have significant experience in obtaining design protection for user interfaces.