An industrial design, sometimes referred to as a design patent, serves to protect the visual features of your original product. A registered design in Canada is valid for up to 15 years.
We have extensive expertise and experience obtaining registered industrial design protection (sometimes called design patents in other jurisdictions) for clients in such industries as consumer products, clean tech, mining, and high tech devices including tablets and smartphones, to name a few.
Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of products:
packages, bottles, and containers
furnishings, toys, and household goods
jewelry and textiles
electronic devices, appliances, and lighting equipment
graphic symbols, graphical user interfaces (GUIs) and
Often a product will engage more than one form of IP such as patents, designs, and copyright. We help you navigate these different legal protections to ensure that your product is protected adequately.
We also have experience with international applications and registrations under the Hague System. At present the following countries, among others, are members of the Hague System:
Our industrial design registration services include:
Advising on the availability of a design registration (clearance searches), and the ability to practice a particular technology without infringing the registered designs of others (freedom-to-operate searches), and other filing strategy questions.
Preparing and filing applications to register an industrial design in Canada, the US, or in other jurisdictions, including under the Hague System.
IP portfolio services, leveraging our state-of-the-art deadline and reminder system.
To become a Design Patent client, please contact: