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