It may be registered as Designs the appearance of the whole product or part thereof which results, in particular, from the characteristics of the lines, contours, colors, shape, texture or materials of the product itself or its ornamentation, provided that they are new and have individual character.
“Product” means any industrial item or objects made by craftsman, including, inter alia, parts which have to be assembled into a complex product, packagings, presentations, graphic symbols and typographic typefaces, excluding computer programs.
“Complex product” means a product formed by multiple components which can be replaced, permitting disassembly and reassembly of the product itself.
Services offered by our office:
- advice on the existence of the above requirements in relation to the new appearance of the product;
- preparation and filing of the application;
- extension of the application abroad;
- legal advice and assistance about counterfeiting;
- legal advice and assistance regarding the transfer of rights (assignment and license);
- recording of the transcription of assignment and license acts in Italy and abroad.