Design Patents

The design patent is a registered industrial design to protect the ornamental or aesthetic design of a product. The design patent is used to protect such things as household appliances, furniture, lighting fixtures, electrical appliances, or bathroom fixtures. 

The design patent requires that the design be new and innovative at the time of registration. The overall appearance of the design must differentiate itself from any existing designs. At the time of registration only a formal review is conducted, excluding the verification of the design’s ingenuity or innovation.

In addition to applying for a design patent in Germany, we can also register your industrial design at the Office for the Harmonization in the Internal Market in Alicante to provide for protection throughout the European Union. 

When registering your industrial design we ensure that all necessary steps are taken throughout the process. 

We will take all steps to defend your registered industrial design in cases of infringement, including litigation.