At Origin, we help our clients protect their product designs throughout the world, either with or without patent protection. Make an Appointment
In our experience, a registered design protection is a particularly useful defence against counterfeiters.
Registered Designs: Protecting your Product Design
The scope of what is protectable by a registered design is very broad,. It covers virtual products such as icons and logos, through to visible component parts and functional components, as 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.”
Origin 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 fields, including:
- Software And App Interfaces
- Products And Patterns
- Building And Construction Products
- Farming Devices
- Vehicles And Vehicle Parts
- Garden Related Products
- Toy Products
- DIY Products
- Fashion Clothing
- Sports Clothing
- Perfume Containers And Bottles
- Household Products And Jewellery.
“Origin are very pragmatic and focus on what they think is the best commercial outcome. They are always upfront about the expected costs and timeframes, and they go on to meet these targets. I always feel their fees represent the work they have done.”
Dr Roslyn Murray, Patent IP Manager | waikatolink
Our Registered Design Specialties
Origin specialise in:
Obtaining design protection in New Zealand, Australia, the USA 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
New Zealand and Australian design law
“All of our patent attorneys are registered to practice in both New Zealand and Australia. We provide services in both jurisdictions on behalf of local client and foreign agents.”