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Design Registration

Reliable and cost effective way to protect your design.

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Trademark Registration

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Copyright Registration

Reliable and cost-effective way to protect your work.

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Unfavourable contracts, licenses, copyright ingringement, too much paperwork and never ending negotiations about the reward for your work. We work for a client so she/he can focus on his profession and passion. The work of designer requires a lot of creative work and our work is to ensure that the client can focus her/his energy on it, instead of spending time on formalities and legal aspects of her/his job.

Every creative person knows how valuable and time-consuming creative process is and there are many ways for competitors to try to use your work for their own benefits. Therefore we are here to help you protect your original works in various different ways.

Did you know that you can trademark your artist name?
Did you know that you can register your copyright?
Did you know that you can register your product design?
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Together with high specialisation in intellectual property law, giving every single case individual approach, whether you are individual or a big company, with affordable and transparent pricing, we can offer you high standard of legal advisory in your industry. 

FAQ

Most countries do not have strict form required for copyright notice, but most common copyright notice form are for example Copyright © 2020 Ann John or Copyright © 2020 Ann John. All rights reserved.

Whether you are illustrator, sculptor, interior design artist or any other type of artist your work is based on your intellectual property – your ideas converted into something tangible, something with added value. Therefore you need to protect this value as the people will buy your products or your services thanks to this added value. The minimum you can do to protect your intangible assets is to trademark your business name or logo which is recognizable by your clients. However, the comprehensive answer would depend on many factors such as type of art you create and your market scope.

Yes, you can. In fact, many companies do this as there are many companies out there who are selling visualy distinctive digital products. These are for instance icons, parts of user interfaces of games or applications etc. You can also protect digital items as a trademark.

There are several ways of doing this properly. Some protection may be granted through copyright, some through trademark, but the most effective protection for design is granted through design registration (also called industrial design protection).

Almost every physical and also many digital products can benefit from design registration. For instance jewelry, ceramics, tools, furniture, decorations, graphical user interface, computer icons, hardware, vehicles, bags, clothing, musical instruments, toys, games, work equipment etc.

No, you do not need to register your design in any official register in order to be recognized as its creator. However, if you publish the design before you register it you can have problem with obtaining registration in some countries. Therefore, always consider registration of your design before you publish it by any means.

Yes, someone else may, under certain conditions, use your product design in country B even though it is registered in country A by you, without your prior consent. However, we can help you register your design in multiple countries with single international design application.

Yes, some aspects of your product design can enjoy the copyright protection such as pictures. However, the design itself is not protected by copyright in most countries of the world. There is a special legal instrument called registered design or industrial design (depending on country of interest) which protects the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of the product.

As the consumers will or already do recognize your logo and connect it with your products and quality of your services, trademarking your logo is a very good option to start with. If you are not the author of the logo, then also consider obtaining license from its creator for trademarking and other business purposes.

This is a very difficult question to answer here, however we definitely recommend obtaining advice from IP specialist in this matter. You will surely have to make some due dilligence before the sale and also remember to use non-disclosure agreement whenever you discuss the confidential information related to your business (trade secrets, business methods, designing procedures, technology, material used…). Otherwise you can quickly find out that the „potential buyer“ is using your design and you can no longer effectively stop him from doing it.

Sometimes it can be very difficult to recognize whether this conduct can be considered as intellectual property infringement. Also it is very hard to generalize what are your chances to defend your rights. It is different in every single case and it will highly depend on your current IP strategy and registrations of your IP. If you think your rights are being infringed, always consult it with IP law specialist. That can save you a lot of money and time in future.

The example of the exclusive license is that licensor (author) is giving a consent to licensee (publisher) to exclusively publish his book a certain territory. France, for instance. Author is then prohibited to give a license to someone else for the duration of this contract. Exclusive license is mostly the more rewarding one for the author also for the publisher.

On the other hand the non-exclusive license means that the author is not giving the exclusive right to publish his book to the publisher, so he can also give this license to someone third. That leaves a space for more publishers at the same market.

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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