WHAT IS AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN?
An industrial design can be a form/figure or part of a given product, i.e. a design that gives it a unique character. It consists of colours, contours, line features, shapes, materials, and structure. Therefore, an industrial design will be, for example, the design of furniture, food, toys, clothes, or electronic equipment.
An industrial design must not include internal components, components that are invisible during normal use and spare parts for repairing the item.
WHY IT IS WORTH TO REGISTER AN INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
- Registration ensures effective protection of the trade mark against infringement.
- It allows to maintain an individual, distinctive appearance, which is the trade mark of a given brand or product.
- It provides protection against allegations of using someone else’s industrial design.
- It becomes a component of personal or corporate property and can therefore be used for monetizing.