At Swindell & Pearson Ltd, we help our clients protect their product designs throughout the world, either with or without patent protection. We have experience in relation to all aspects of design protection and enforcement. Our experience is that registered design protection is a particularly useful defence against counterfeiters.
The scope of what is protectable is very broad covering virtual products such as icons and logos, visible component parts and functional designs so long as the design is not solely dictated by a product’s technical function.
We have advised our clients on design matters across a substantial range of different fields in recent years, including: ceramic products and patterns, building and construction products, logos, packaging, medical devices, tools, food packaging, vehicles and vehicle parts, garden products, DIY products, fashion clothing, sports clothing, footwear, perfume containers and bottles, street furniture, ornaments and decorative products, household products and jewellery.
We specialise in:
Obtaining design protection in UK, Europe, US and internationally
Managing global design portfolios
Advising on design infringement, third party conflicts and counterfeit products
Design assessment, clearance and auditing
Design assignments and licensing
Design watching services
Ownership provisions in contracts for the supply of design services
UK and European design law
We can also advise on what automatic design protection may exist in the UK and across Europe, and the scope and duration of any such protection.
Company Number: 1616604. Registered Office: 48 Friar Gate, Derby, DE1 1GY, England. Regulated by IPReg.