Industrial Design is a shape, configuration, pattern or ornamental aspect or composition of lines or colour or combination thereof applied to any article. It can be two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms.
Industrial Design owner enjoys the exclusive right of using the design it is granted for and the right to prevent others from commercially exploiting the same design. This implies that the Industrial Design can be exclusively used by its owner, or licensed to another party for use in return for payment. Registration provides legal certainty and strengthens the position of the right holder in case of infringement and litigation.
⦁ An Industrial Design gives you the right to stop others from copying, manufacturing, selling or importing your design without your permission. ⦁ Registered Industrial Design increases business prospective and its commercial applicability. ⦁ Industrial Design provides “concrete proof” of your legally protected rights. ⦁ Industrial Design is an intellectual intangible asset and investment of your business and it has monetary value. ⦁ An Industrial Design Increases profits and prices: because you can stop others from selling a competitive alternative, you can charge more for your product.
Industrial Design Agent is not mandatory but recommended because it is a complex matter that needs legal advices and careful handling of registration process. Certain countries like UAE, an Agent only can register a patent on behalf of foreign applicants.