Design law protects the appearance of a product or part of a product. The protection of a design is acquired by registration with the BOIP (Benelux) 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. Luxembourg'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 Luxembourg ? Valette Bove Law Firm is the intellectual property law firm in Luxembourg that suits you.
We offer a legal service of advice, assistance and representation for all your projects and procedures, in design law, more specifically in the following areas:
1. The design registration process
We offer a legal service for the registration process of designs, from the prior art search, to the final registration with the various existing intellectual property organizations at the Benelux, European or international level (BOIP, EUIPO, WIPO):
- Prior art search
- Procedure for filing Benelux designs and models with the BOIP
- Procedure for filing European designs with the EUIPO
- Procedure for filing international designs with the WIPO (Hague System)
- Protection and enhancement of designs & models
2. Drafting/Negotiating Design Contracts
We offer a legal service for the drafting / negotiating of contracts in the field of design law, such as:
- Design License Agreement of design
- Design Assignment Agreement
3. Design Law Procedures
We offer a legal service for design law litigation, such as: