Design Registration

Reliable and cost effective way to protect your design.


Trademark Registration

Reliable and cost effective way to protect your brand.


Copyright Registration

Reliable and cost-effective way to protect your work.



If your business is based on creating new uniquely designed products then you should definitely care about legal protection of your designs. Nearly every design can be registered whether you are creating special packaging for groceries, flasks, parfumes or you are crafter of unique furniture, jewelry or your business is based on tailoring or luxury goods crafting.

We will discuss the designs from international legal point of view. Most of these principles are applicable worldwide whether you want to protect your design on national, regional or international level.

What is design?

According to law, design means the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of a goods. It may consists of three dimensional feature like shape of goods or two dimensional features such as lines, colors or patterns.

Registered design is a grant of exclusive rights to your design within the certain territory. Design is always granted by some authority – state. In other words, registered design allows you to exclude others from using your design without your prior consent.

Did you know that you can trademark you book name?
Did you know that your logo can be registered as trademark?
Did you know that successful game studios trademark their iconic game characters to maintain monopoly over it?
Did you know that successful authors and artists register their works with copyright registry?

Design examples

Design of nearly every article in which designing creativity applies can potentialy be registered. Here are some examples:

Design registration

If you want to register your design to get full design protection of your work, there are some options you can choose from. Most countries have their own national systems of design protection however there are also regional and international level systems to maximalize the extent of your design protection.

You can contact us so we can help you choose the most suitable option for you or even assist you in the process of design registration on national, regional or international level.


Yes, in most countries, in order to be protected by local laws, design must be registered by the state authority. However some countries have established limited protection for unregistered designs if the certain conditions are met.

The design protection does not automaticaly arises once you create your design as it is in copyright protection system. But in some cases copyright protection may also apply as the various design creations meet the criteria of copyrightable work.

As the territorial principle applies here, the protection is only granted within the country in which you have registered your design. Exception from this are for instance the regional design systems where your design registration is valid throughout the territory of all member states of that regional union. And yes, that suddenly means you are not protected by your Armenia registered design in the Estonia.

Novelty and originality are the main conditions which design must meet in order to be eligible for registration.

Novelty means that the same design has not been previously been disclosed to the public. Originality means that the design differs from the already known designs or design combinations.

Registered design system exists on international, regional and national levels. On international level there is Hague system through which you can seek design protection in multiple countries throughout the world with a single application.

On the regional level there is for instance European Union system administered by European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) and African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO). These allow you to register your design in certain region with a single application and that can save you a lot of money and time in the process.

If you are willing to protect your design on the national level, most countries of the world have established national design registration systems which are mainly administered by the national industrial property offices.

Once your design is registered you have exclusive right to authorize everyone else for its usage, selling, making, distribution and a few other related rights.

The registered design protection mostly lasts for maximum amount of 25 years from the date on which your design application was filed. However in most countries you must renew the duration of your registered design every 5 years in order to remain its effect. This may wary from country to country.

There are various ways of monetizing your registered design. Two main options are that you either use your registered design to get competitive edge in your market area and second is that you sell your registered design to someone who can use it as his competitive edge. Another very popular option is to licence your registered design to someone else and gain passive income regularly.

Súčet vkladov všetkých spoločníkov musí byť aspoň 5000 EUR.

Estimated price includes:

This will be the person to whom we will issue invoice by default and also the person who will be the official trademark owner, once the registration is finished.

We will make categorization for you for free.

You can choose more categories for one brand. More categories means more fees. However, most of the brands use only protection in 2 or 3 of these categories. If you need help with the selection, contact us anytime or write your brand products in the next field.

Video, sound, pattern, colour or other type of trademark.

Trademark consisting of figurative and verbal elements.

Trademark consisting of only words or/and symbols.

Trademark protection in the USA.

Trademark protection in all member states of European Union.

Trademark protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

Design is considered to have individual character if the overall impression it produces on the informed user differs from the overall impression produced on such a user by any design that has been made available to the public before the date of filing of the application for registration. You can contact us for more information.

Your design will be published in the design registry right after formal examination.

Registration may not be possible in this case. Contact us to discuss more options.

The author of the design who will be cited as author in the official registry.

You have written statement from designer that he does not want to be cited as author of the design in official design registry.

Will be displayed in the official registry of designs.

Design protection in all member states of European Union.

Design protection in the territory of Slovak republic.

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