We consider necessary to conduct a preliminary analyse with our clients well before proceeding with the filing of designs. As legal attorneys we recommend our clients the best option to preserve their rights and obtain the most adequate protection.
Designs provide their owners with a wide variety of options to protect their creations and their variations. Hence a single design may include a large number of variations. Advice in this subject is essential since designs provide their owners with exclusive rights to a maximum of 25 years and novelty is required.
A design is new if no identical design has been disclosed before it. If two designs differ only in immaterial details, they will still be considered identical.