Perfect in shape

A registered design or design is the outward appearance of an object. The shape, color and pattern are critical, and determine the protective scope. An attractive design for a product can be key to sales success. It must be a feast for the eyes, as the saying so aptly goes.
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Emotion in Appearance

Particularly in the case of imitations, a design can prove to be an effective method for taking action against the imitator. Given a technical object that can simultaneously also be covered by a patent or utility model, multiple protection can be achieved both as relates to the exterior design as determined by the shape and color, and from an abstract technical standpoint.

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  • An example for the form of appearance
  • Novelty and individual character required
  • Scope of protection covers designs with the same general impression
  • Grace period of 12 months
  • 5 years duration, renewable four times for five years

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