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Registered Designs

At Origin IP, we help our clients protect their product designs throughout the world, either with or without patent protection. In our experience, a registered design protection is a particularly useful defense against counterfeiters.

The scope of what is protectable by a registered design is very broad covering virtual products such as icons and logos, visible component parts and functional components so long as the design is not dictated solely by the technical function of the component.

Our attorneys have extensive experience in protecting the appearance of products, packaging, graphics and artistic works in a wide range of industries. We also have experience offering strategic advice to product manufacturers and industrial-design companies. 

We have advised our clients on design matters across a substantial range of different fields, including: software and app interfaces, products and patterns, building and construction products, logos, packaging, farming devices, tools, vehicles and vehicle parts, garden related products, toy products, DIY products, fashion clothing, sports clothing, footwear, perfume containers and bottles, household products and jewelry.

We specialise in:

  • Obtaining design protection in NZ, Australia, 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

  • NZ and Australian design law