Design cre­ates iden­ti­ty. Espe­cial­ly where­as prod­ucts today hard­ly dif­fer in their qual­i­ty, the design of a prod­uct is often the only rel­e­vant pur­chase cri­te­ri­on for the cus­tomer. This applies to sim­ple con­sumer goods as well as to com­plex tech­ni­cal goods. The design of your prod­ucts pro­vides a sub­stan­tial eco­nom­ic val­ue that is worth being protected.

DTS advices with regard to obtain­ing this pro­tec­tion and enforc­ing it against coun­ter­feit­ers on a nation­al, euro­pean and inter­na­tion­al basis. Espe­cial­ly if your prod­uct is also des­ti­nat­ed for for­eign mar­kets, a cross-bor­der pro­tec­tion is to be recommended.

Obtain­ing a design is inex­pen­sive, quick and uncom­pli­cat­ed by fil­ing cor­re­spond­ing images at the respec­tive com­pe­tent offices.

With mul­ti­ple appli­ca­tions up to 100 designs in one sin­gle appli­ca­tion, fur­ther cost reduc­tions are effect­ed. From the reg­is­tra­tion of the design onwards, the design pro­tec­tion can be com­mu­ni­cat­ed for adver­tis­ing purposes.

In case your design is being vio­lat­ed by an imi­ta­tor, you should quick­ly take appro­pri­ate steps to stop this vio­la­tion. The rage of mea­sures goes from cease and desist let­ters to pre­lim­i­nary injunc­tions or fil­ing an injunc­tive relief or claim for dam­ages up to fil­ing a process of bor­der seizure.