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Design inspires emotions

The new and special design of a product is often the essential argument from the customer’s point of view and thus, a decisive competitive factor for the supplier. Such a product design can be protected from imitation, irrespective of any technical function.

For this purpose, the filing of a design patent application with deposition of a graphical or photo-graphic representation of the pattern or models is necessary. A design can be protected in one or more single countries by respective national applications (e.g. Federal Republic of Germany) or by way of a community design patent can be protected for the entire European Union.