What is a design?
The novel outer appearance of a product having a utilitarian function can be protected by a so-called design application, by which an exclusive right to a specific shape is obtained.
Which design protection is possible?
Generally in Belgium, one opts for a Benelux registration, a European or an international registration, whereupon protection can be requested for other countries.
What is the importance of a design attorney?
A design attorney forms the link between the designer and the official administration and ensures an optimal design protection.
He will monitor the further procedure and deadlines in order not to endanger its validity.
He may assist you if a possible discussion and/or infringement occurs.