What is a national design ?
A design is a privative title that guarantees an exclusivity on the exterior appearance of a product (or a part of it), under different profiles such as: the shape, the motifs and contours, the structure, the materials, the ornament and colours. By product we mean any industrial or craft object, including components of a complex product, packaging, presentations, graphic symbols or typographic characters.
What is an EU design ?
An EU or European design provides its holder, by means of a single registration, a monopoly right extended to all 28 Member States.
What protection does a design offer ?
Registered designs guarantee protection and a monopoly right for 5 years from the date of the first filing, which can be extended every 5 years for a maximum of 5 times, provided that the renewal or extension fees are promptly paid. This is an exception to the so-called EU Design and Model.
And what about GEb-ip ?
GEb-ip performs for you: searches, surveys, deposits and extensions all over the world of national (UIBM), European (EUIPO) and international (WIPO) designs. We assist our clients in the creation and management of designs, and provide them with professional support and advice throughout claims in cases of counterfeiting.