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Design Attorney
in Marseille

Design law protects the appearance of a product or part of a product. The protection of a design is acquired by registration with the INPI (France) or the European Union Office for Intellectual Property (EUIPO) and provides the holder an exclusive right. European Union law has created two other independent design titles valid within the European Union, one registered with EUIPO and one unregistered. Moreover, at the international level, the registration procedure is centralized with the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) and ensures the protection of titles abroad. All these titles are acquired without prejudice to other forms of protection available under domestic law. France's international obligations with regard to designs are rooted in the Paris Union Convention, the Berne Convention, the Hague Agreement and the Agreement on Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights Affecting to trade (TRIPS).


Are you looking for a Design Lawyer in Marseille ? Valette Bove Law Firm is the intellectual property law firm in Marseille that suits you.

Avocat spécialisé en droit des dessins et modèles à Marseille

1. Design Law Registration Process

We offer a legal service for the registration procedure for designs, from prior art research to final registration with the various existing intellectual property organizations at a national, European or international level (INPI, EUIPO, WIPO):


- Availability / anticipation search- Procedure for filing French designs with INPI

- Procedure for filing Community designs (European Union) with EUIPO

- Procedure for filing international designs with WIPO (The Hague System)

- Protection and enhancement of designs

2. Drafting / Negotiation of Design Law Contracts

We offer a legal service for the drafting / negotiation of contracts in the field of design law, such as:


- Design license agreement

- Design assignment agreement

3. Design Law Procedures

We offer a legal service for design law litigation, such as:


- The procedure for invalidity of a design : it allows to challenge the validity of a registered design.

- The procedure for infringement allows the holder of the right to put an end to the unauthorized actions of a third party with regard to his exclusive right and to obtain compensation. Infringement of a design may be proven by any means. ​​​​​​​

- The seizure-infringement procedure for designs.

- At the same time, it is possible to take action for copyright infringement, due to the combination of protections allowed by the legislation.

- Finally, a claim for unfair competition or parasitic competition is possible, via the tort liability, which offers a complementary or alternative means of protection.

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