We offer comprehensive services in relation to protection of industrial designs, including:
- Analyses, research and recommendations in respect of the possibility of obtaining protection.
- Preparing full application documentation for the Patent Office in Poland, EU and other countries of the world.
- Corresponding with the Patent Office during examination of the application.
- Supervising deadlines and official fees.
We support our Clients on the territory of Poland and the European Union, but also in so-called international procedure before WIPO (World Intellectual Protection Organisation) within the framework of which it is possible to obtain protection in more than 60 countries of the world, among others, in USA, Japan and Russia.
What is an industrial design?
An industrial design may be a new appearance of an item of an individual character manufactured industrially or traditionally. External appearance of a product, e.g packages, furniture, clothes, objects of everyday use, is protected as an industrial design.
How long will industrial design protection last?
Industrial design protection lasts for a maximum of 25 years from the date of submitting an application to the Patent Office. Protection is divided into 5-year periods. Its renewal for a subsequent 5-year period is dependent on payment of an official fee in due time.