DESIGN LAW AND PATENT LAW

Registering a model is an extremely effective way of achieving extra protection for a product at a relatively low cost. The design right therefore often exists alongside copyright protection of a creative work and provides extra arguments for tackling infringement. A design right can be acquired on the design of a product with a new and unique character. We can naturally assess whether this is actually the case.

With regard to registering a patent, we first always perform a cost-benefit analysis, because the costs of patent registrations can be high. A patent should be registered in order to be protected and must be new and inventive at the time of the registration. In addition, the invention musts not be an obvious one for the average professional. Along with the question whether patent infringement has occurred, is the question whether the other party is using a valid patent or not. We always accompany a patent attorney (who explains the technical side of the case) to court to provide information.