Designs in the European Union

Design protection in the European Union

A design generally means the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colors, shape, texture and/or materials of the product itself and/or its ornamentation.

A product can be defined as any industrial or handmade item, including inter alia parts intended to be assembled into a complex product, packaging, get-up, graphic symbols and typographic typefaces, but excluding computer programs.

Said design can be protected by an unregistered or registered Community design (RCD) to the extent that it is new and has individual characteristics.

Platinum Design Registration from 1000,- EUR
+ official fee

Formality check and direct representation
Filing and delivering online certificate
Design will be classified in Locarno class
Attorney consultation
Novelty and individual character search
Reply to office action (if needed)

5/5

Advanced Design Registration from 550,- EUR
+ official fee

Formality check and direct representation
Filing and delivering online certificate
Design will be classified in Locarno class
Basic attorney consultation

No novelty or individual character search
No reply to office action

3/5

Basic Design Registration
from 350,- EUR
+ official fee

Formality check and direct representation
Filing and delivering online certificate
Locarno classification must be designated
Design view must be formated
No novelty or individual character search
No reply to office action
No attorney consultation

1/5

See our Articles and Guidelines on the European Design Registration Procedure