Vancouver Industrial Design/Design Patent Lawyers

Industrial designs protect the shape, appearance or ornamentation of manufactured articles. Design patents in the United States offer similar protection. Industrial designs are useful where a designer wants to protect the appearance or shape of an article. This type of protection may be appropriate even though there may be nothing new about the function or construction of the article which would make it patentable.

To learn more about industrial designs, contact our dedicated team of lawyers and agents at Cameron IP. We offer comprehensive intellectual property services to inventors and businesses worldwide. Our professionals can assist you in preparation, filing and prosecution of industrial designs in Canada and around the world. Through our foreign associate network, we frequently secure protection for intellectual property on a global scale.

Protecting Your Industrial Design

In addition to protecting an article's appearance or shape, design protection is also appropriate when the function of an article is so closely related to its shape or appearance that it would be difficult for a competitor to market an article with a similar function without copying its appearance. However, the importance of the shape or appearance must not be dictated solely by the article's function, as then the article would have no design qualities at all.

At Cameron IP, we can help you determine if design protection is appropriate for your article. Typically, we will recommend filing an industrial design application if the appearance or shape of the article requires protection. While you may know that the function or construction of the article is not new, its appearance may be new and unique. In addition, design protection is appropriate when the function of an article is closely related to its shape so it would be difficult for a competitor to market an article that works as well, but has a different appearance. To learn more about industrial designs in Canada and design patents in the U.S., review our industrial design FAQs.

Information Needed to Prepare a Design Application

The most important thing our lawyers and agents require in order to prepare an industrial design application or a U.S. design patent application is a very detailed drawing or a prototype of the article to be marketed. Contact our team to find out what else is required to file your design application.

Contact Our Canada Industrial Design Patent Lawyers

To schedule an appointment with our Vancouver industrial design lawyers, call 778-724-1699 or contact us online for a prompt response.

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