Protect your designs and Models

A design is related to the appearance of a product: shapes, border, decorative motifs, etc. These characteristics are of great value because they make a product discoverable in the shelves, desirable and therefore easy to sell.

Except that without protection the design, the result of your imagination and your work, once revealed can be easily copied, imitated or reproduced.

To preserve your creations, you need to take the exclusive right to use your designs. To do this, you must register them.

We help you to register your designs through the following steps :

What we can do for you

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Always with you

  • Validate that your design is available and admissible for registration: documentary searches of prior art or state of the art and obtaining registration certificates or applications for registration of models published by the OAPI
  • Describe to file your designs, you must be able to describe them, and possibly specify the characteristics for which you claim exclusivity
  • File with the OAPI: Preparation of applications for registration of designs, drafting of form labels; Filing and follow-up of applications for registration of designs with the OAPI; Responses to official notifications to the OAPI.
  • Perpetuate your acquisition by ensuring the long-term monitoring of your title deeds, in particular ensuring the renewals of your designs and the entries of change of name, address or ownership in the registers concerned
  • Protect your rights from copycats, copycats and other predators who will get too close to your good ideas: disputes over all aspects of designs and copyright, including seizures and counterfeit lawsuits (attack or defense) and actions for nullity or revocation (invalidation) of registered models
  • Value your investment by helping you to exploit your designs for example when entering into licensing agreements, assignments, co-ownership of designs and other related agreements

     

    Our Services

    IP Obtaining

    Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

    IP protecting

    Litigation, Anti-Counterfeiting, Monitoring and watch services

    IP Valorization

    IP Benchmark , IP Audit, Technology Transfer, Financial Evaluation, draft agreement

    IP Training

    Trademarks, models and designs, patents Trade names, plant varieties, traditional knowledge.

    Request a free consultation

    Our team will give you more information about our services, our fees, and especially how we can help you

    Frequently asked question

    Why should you protect your design ?

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    How does the OAPI design protection system work?

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    What rights are conferred by the registration of a design ?

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