Design patents protect the design of a product (such as design features of a piece of furniture; a specific, peculiar form of a bottle or design particularities of the body of a vehicle).
Heuking Kühn Lüer Wojtek researches possible conflicting prior art design patents by third parties and registers your design patent nationally and internationally with the relevant authorities. We also advise you on the protection of unregistered design patents under EU law. We assume the administration of your design patent including the monitoring of conflicting new applications by third parties and the term of protection.
We prevent violations of your design patent by identical or similar product designs of third parties with warning letters and, where required, with legal action including motions for preliminary injunctions or civil complaints before the competent courts.