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).
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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: