Securing and defending the design rights that protect the visual attributes of a product, not just its functionality, can be at the heart of an overarching protection strategy for a range of products. This has become even more complex due to developments in IP law, requiring legal advisers with the necessary insight and experience to help.

We have worked on the full spectrum of design right issues for clients ranging from global high-end brands to smaller designers and manufacturers. This has included disputes involving products such as toothbrushes, perfume, bottles, air fresheners, fashion goods, mobile telephones and robotics.

We are also involved in cases where the infringement of patent and design rights may be in issue. Recent examples have included advice on issues around wind turbines and on wearable heath tech.

"The team is excellent - highly skilled, professional, easy to work with and rock solid"
Chambers and Partners

Example Cases

  • PulseOn v Garmin (heart rate monitors)
  • Advised in relation to the infringement of registered designs for luggage products
  • Advised on the enforcement of design rights in a graphical user interface
  • Advised a leading fashion house on the enforcement of unregistered designs against a high street retailer