Designations and models

Industrial design (or design) protection is essential to obtain rights over all the aesthetic features of a product. The Firm's professionals assist their clients in identifying the aesthetic aspects of their findings that can be protected by industrial design registration in Italy, the European Union and internationally. Our professionals can also support the Firm's clients by conducting design and pattern searches, also accompanied by prior art and Freedom to Operate analyses.
Industrial design (or design) protection is essential to obtain rights over all the aesthetic features of a product. The Firm's professionals assist their clients in identifying the aesthetic aspects of their findings that can be protected by industrial design registration in Italy, the European Union and internationally. Our professionals can also support the Firm's clients by conducting design and pattern searches, also accompanied by prior art and Freedom to Operate analyses.
  • What is a registered design?

    A registered design is a title that confers on the holder a monopoly of exclusive exploitation of the design on a territorial basis and for a limited period of time. A registered design confers protection on the outward appearance of a product or part of a product that creates the same overall impression on the informed user.

  • Why should I register a design?

    In addition to being a business asset, a registered design or model is a design right that makes it possible to prohibit third parties from any commercial use of the protected design.

  • How do you register a design?

    Our professionals interact with the authors of the design during the preparation of the application and file it with the competent administration. In addition, the interaction with the authors also continues in the post-filing phases, during the so-called prosecution, until the design is registered.

  • What are the deadlines for design registration?

    The timeframe for design registration in Italy or at the EU level usually takes a few weeks. However, these timeframes may lengthen depending on the progress of the application process.

  • How can we help you?

    Our professionals assist clients at every stage of the registration and design protection process, and in particular in the preparation of the views to be filed, in full respect of the confidentiality constraint.