Design Protection: A Beginner’s Guide

Design Protection: A Beginner's Guide

In a world driven by innovation and creativity, protecting your design assets is of utmost importance. Design protection provides legal safeguards for your original designs, ensuring that your hard work and ingenuity remain secure. If you’re new to the concept of design protection and unsure where to start, this beginner’s guide is here to assist you. In this article, we will explore the fundamentals of design protection, including its benefits, different forms of protection, and practical steps you can take to safeguard your creative works.


Understanding Design Protection: Why It Matters

We begin by exploring the significance of design protection. Discover why protecting your designs is crucial for preserving their uniqueness, preventing unauthorized use, and enabling you to reap the rewards of your creativity.


Forms of Design Protection: Patents, Copyrights, and Trademarks

Design protection comes in various forms, each with its specific scope and purpose. We delve into the differences between design patents, copyrights, and trademarks, outlining what they protect and how they apply to different types of designs.


Design Patents: Safeguarding Unique Visual and Functional Features

Design patents offer protection for novel and non-obvious visual and functional aspects of a design. Learn about the process of obtaining a design patent, the requirements to meet, and the benefits it provides for your creative works.


Copyright Protection for Designs: Securing Artistic Expressions

Copyright provides automatic protection for original works of authorship, including artistic designs. We explore the scope of copyright protection for designs, the benefits it offers, and the steps you can take to assert your copyright ownership.


Trademarks and Design Protection: Establishing Brand Identity

Trademarks play a crucial role in design protection, particularly in the context of branding. Discover how trademarks can safeguard your unique design elements, establish brand identity, and distinguish your products or services from competitors.


Practical Steps for Design Protection

In this section, we provide practical guidance on steps you can take to protect your designs effectively. From documenting your creative process to considering non-disclosure agreements and monitoring for infringement, these measures will help you proactively safeguard your valuable designs.



Design protection is a vital aspect of safeguarding your creative works and ensuring that you receive due recognition and economic benefits for your designs. By understanding the basics of design protection, including design patents, copyrights, and trademarks, you can navigate the intellectual property landscape with confidence. Remember to consult legal professionals specializing in intellectual property for specific advice and to tailor your protection strategy to your unique circumstances. By valuing and protecting your designs, you empower yourself as a creator and contribute to the overall promotion of innovation and creativity in our society.

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Even though this article discusses general legal topics, it does not mean to give any specific legal advice to any particular legal issue and information provided may not be accurate in your country, in your case or may not be up-to-date. If you are looking for a legal advice for your specific case, we advice you to seek advice from a certified attorney-at-law. Feel free to contact us anytime as we are always available to help you with your particular case.

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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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