Design patent/registration adds great value to the Intellectual Property Portfolio of an organization. Generally, design patent/registration protects the look and feel of a product but not the utility of the product. Identifying aspects of a product that may be protected as a design patent is an initial and important step towards protection. It is also important to consider business/marketing strategy or goals of an organization while deciding on applying for a design patent. The Industrial Design application process itself varies from country to country.
The Industrial Design patent team at BIP has amassed the know-how of handling design patent applications in various jurisdictions. The team is competent in identifying protectable aspects as Industrial Design or Design Patent, and is well equipped with advising clients on the best strategies to deal with new, aesthetic designs created in the organization. The team has handled hundreds of applications filed in various countries and has helped clients obtain grants/registrations. The team is also involved in helping clients in Design Patent litigation, opposition and licensing.