Infringement and validity
The visual appearance of a product or part of a product may be protected quite separately from how that product works, or the name under which it is sold. A number of different forms of protection are available, including Registered Design protection, Unregistered Design Right and Copyright. We always get to know our clients’ business objectives, so we are able to provide commercially focused advice on designs. We do this by working alongside our clients so they can be sure that the advice we offer, in terms of what protection is available or appropriate and on ownership rights of any kind, is commercially relevant. Our attorneys are equipped to advise you on the complex interaction between these sometimes competing rights, and to help you obtain appropriate protection.