An industrial design is an artistic design solution for the appearance of a product.
As an industrial design can be registered a design of the appearance of such products as clothes, furniture, various household accessories, packaging, labels, etc.
At the same time, the Law of Ukraine “On the Protection of Rights to Industrial Designs ” defines objects for which patents for industrial designs cannot be granted. Contact us for more information on whether your development can be registered as an industrial design.
An industrial design meets the conditions of patentability if it is new.
Property right to an industrial design is certified by a patent issued for 10 years. It could be maintained once for a period of 5 years on payment of fees.
The owner of a patent for industrial design has right to prohibit third parties from using a registered industrial design without his permission.
In the event of the revealing an illegal use of the registered industrial design you can notify the violator about your rights and send him a cease and desist letter or apply to the court to prevent the illegal use of the patented industrial design.
Professionals of the Patent legal bureau CKT are always ready to provide you with all the above-mentioned services.
The terms for obtaining a patent for an industrial design depends on the correctness of the application, which depends on knowledge of the registration procedure, the time for preparing responses to possible examination requests, and usually takes 6-8 months.
You can find out the cost of industrial design patenting in Ukraine by contacting us.
Due to high qualification and long-term practice of our professionals in the field of registration of industrial designs of any complexity, Patent legal bureau CKT guarantees you obtaining of a patent for an industrial design as soon as possible.
Please note that a patent for an industrial design provides protection only for the appearance of the object. If you are interested in the protection of the device, the method of obtaining the object, etc. – this refers to registration of an invention or utility model.
A patent for an industrial design has a territorial effect, that means that an industrial design patented in Ukraine is valid only in Ukraine. If you want to get protection for an industrial design in other countries, this can be done in several ways.
Patent legal bureau CKT will be glad to provide you also related services, namely:
– control of terms and amount of annual government fees;
– conducting a search for industrial designs;
– right transfer contracts;
– preparation of license agreements and their registration (if necessary, since this procedure is not mandatory), termination;
– obtaining a duplicate patent for an industrial design (in case of loss);
– preparation of cease and desist letters in case of violation of your rights to an industrial design;
– preparation of responses to the cease and desist letters from third parties about the violation of their rights to an industrial design.
If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to contact us.