A design protects the appearance of a product.

As an Authorized Lawyer before the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market and a former Conseil en Propriété Industrielle (patent attorney), Maître Luc BARNY has all the necessary experience and expertise to file for French or Community designs. To minimize the risks of infringement proceedings, we perform a search availability for the design in France and in the European Union.

We work in close collaboration with foreign renowned lawyer’s office for the international applications and availability searches.

We will continue to bring you our counsel and assistance after the delivery of the design and during all the period of its validity. Thus, we can carry out in particular:

  • The design application
  • The renewal of the design
  • The design litigation:
    • Infringement proceedings
    • Request for seizure for counterfeiting (“saisie-contrefaçon”)
  • The negotiation and drafting of commercial agreements concerning your design, such as assignment agreements or licence agreements.