A design is an outer appearance of a product or its part formed by specific features, such as lines, contours, colours, shape, structure, material or decoration. An aesthetic value of a product is protected by the design. Generally, all that is unique in its shape has a potential to be a registered design.The registered design is valid for five years from the date of filing a design application. The term of validity of the design may be extended upon a request of the design owner four times at most, each time for another five years. Maximum protection of the design is 25 years.

Providing services:

  • Counselling in the field of designs;
  • Searches;
  • Securing design protection in the Slovak Republic:
    • Preparing and filing a design application and representation in the proceeding before the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic (IPO SR);
  • Securing design protection abroad;
  • Extending validity of design registration:
    • Watching terms and deadlines and extending validity of registration;
  • Registration of assignments/successions in title, licences, liens, owner’s data changes, etc. into the Registry of IPO SR as well as into the Registries of foreign Patent Offices;
  • Representation in cancelation proceedings:
    • Filing requests for cancelation of designs;
    • Defending client´s rights against filed requests for cancelation of design;
  • Enforcement of design rights in judicial proceedings;
  • Defending rights of a client against an infringement and unfair competition conduct.
 We advise

Consultations in the field of inventions, patents, utility models, trademarks and designs.

 We help

Find out all necessary information and submit applications to the relevant registration authorities.

 We protect

Rights protection against infringements, unfair competition conduct and enforcement of intellectual properties rights in judicial proceedings.

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