Design Rights

All the more important, then, is ensuring that your designs are effectively protected from infringement.

At Hamlins we have experience of advising large and small clients on the protection and enforcement of UK and European registered and unregistered design. Our comprehensive service allows our clients to navigate easily through the maze of design law and meet the requirements for gaining protection in the UK and Europe.

Often called in at the early stages of a design brief, we are able to add significant value when you are creating or exploiting designs. This is particularly evident when it comes to acquiring or licensing third party designs, where our expertise can be vital to judge the commercial value of the proposition. For example, we recently helped a special effects company to develop a new licensing business for innovative areas of its technology.

And if your designs are stolen, our IP disputes team is experienced at bringing infringement claims to protect clients.