Registered Designs Searching
Guide your investment into productive development areas and monitor competitor activity.
Searching is an important tool for identifying barriers to entry, and for assessing whether the costs of applying for registered design protection are merited. Our tailored registered design search services provide increased confidence at a cost that is acceptable.
Our attorneys will generally conduct a registered design search as part of the design registration process.
This is used whether a particular design is new and likely to be sufficiently different from earlier developments, that regular design protection is available and what the likely scope of protection will be.
Freedom to operate
The fact that a design may be new and it does not mean you are necessarily free to commercialise.
Our experienced searchers can help navigate through these minefields, providing analysis that is clear and cost effective.
Watching services can provide intelligence on competitor new product developments. Design applications are published and may disclose new products before they appear on the market. Early identification of these can provide more time to adapt and compete, not allowing the competitor to springboard ahead.
Watching is also an important follow-on from freedom to operate searching, tracking what protection is ultimately granted to third parties based on pending applications and whether they are a commercialisation risk.
Designed for your needs
Talk to our team today to find the package of searching services best suited for you.