Design rights

Design rights and applications

Designs are a class of intellectual property that protect the appearance, including configuration and shape of a product, or a functional aspect of the design. Registered design can include packaging, graphic symbols and typographical typefaces. 

Design protection has been used to protect a wide range of products from shoes to clothing and jewellery.  As with other forms of registered protection design rights are globally recognised and are supported by international convention.

If you'd like support in protecting your designs, we can help.