Why is design registration necessary?
An industrial design protects “the appearance of a whole or a part of a product resulting from features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colors, shape, texture, or material of the product itself or its ornamentation (Art. 1.2, Law 20/2003)”.
Product is defined as “any industrial or handicraft item, including parts intended for assembly in a complex product, the sets or groups of items, packaging, structures, graphic symbols, and typefaces, with the exception of computer programs and semiconductor products”.
Therefore, in summary it can be concluded that a design protects the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from certain features including, among others, the lines, contours, colors, shape, texture, and/or materials of the product itself and/or its ornamentation.
What exactly do we do at Jesana IP?
- PRIOR ART SEARCH.
- DESIGN APPLICATION: filed directly by our specialists in Spain and the EU and by our extensive network of collaborators in other countries worldwide.
- CASE FILE SURVEILLANCE.
- SUBMITTING AND REPLYING TO OPPOSITIONS.
- EXPERT REPORTS AND RATIFICATION IN COURT.