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Protecting designs in Australia

Intellectual property is an important business asset in today’s global market. A design registration that can cover the appearance of a product, is one way of protecting your intellectual property.

Our design protection services: from filing to defence

What is Design Protection?

Registered designs protect the appearance of a product in terms either of its overall shape and/or features of surface decoration applied to the article. The design of the product must be new or original and should have a commercial or industrial use.
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Davies Collison Cave patent attorneys can assist with all aspects of design protection in Australia and New Zealand:

  • preparation and filing of applications for design registration,
  • design searches and assessments,
  • conducting or defending oppositions,
  • the provision of infringement and validity opinions, and the enforcement of patent and design rights.

The DCC difference: a full service IP firm means you get the complete picture

Davies Collison Cave is not only Australia’s largest and most experienced design registration firm but we have the breadth of talent to handle all your intellectual property needs.

Meet Ray Hind

Ray has been in practice for over 40 years both in the UK and Australia, and heads up the engineering group of the firm. Ray is a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne Faculty of Law, where he also teaches design law. Ray has particular expertise in designs law and registration.
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So if your industry-leading designs lead to a new range of trade marked goods, or if your functional designs might best be protected with a patent, at Davies Collison Cave we can offer you a complete suite of IP services. With over 80 specialists protecting your intellectual property assets—from copyright and trade marks to patents and plant breeder’s rights—you can be sure that the greatest legal and technical skills will be applied to your matter.

Find out how we can help you

If you would like to learn more about designs, or any other area of intellectual property, Davies Collison Cave can customise a presentation to suit your needs. For further information or advice please contact your nearest Davies Collison Cave office.