Our patent professionals prepare, prosecute, and obtain design patents and ornamental and industrial design registrations. We advise clients on cost-effective design protection for aesthetic, ornamental, non-functional elements as an effective complement to trademark and trade dress protection in competitive consumer product markets. Our attorneys are experienced in securing design protection in all major markets in North, Central, and South America, Europe, and Asia, and in filing applications for protection under the Hague System for the International Registration of Industrial Designs, in which a single application may provide IP rights in 91 countries.
Design patent litigation is becoming more common and lengthier in the United States. Our Litigation Team works with our design patent attorneys to address infringement disputes in U.S. courts and in the customs agencies of the U.S. and its territories.