When reading the December 2018/January 2019 edition of the CITMA review, I was delighted to spot that in Michael Conway’s article regarding the increase in design filings, Boult Wade Tennant were listed as the top UK filer of Registered Community Designs for 2017.
More and more businesses are looking to file Registered Community Designs to boost their intellectual property holdings with what can be a valuable tool in preventing competitors from producing their own versions of your products. If you are already filing for other types of intellectual property it is worth considering whether design protection could help complement your portfolio.
Boult Wade Tennant’s expertise in preparing and filing these Registered Community Designs is highlighted by the number of our clients who instructing us to file these.
The Trunki case in particular brought home the importance of both registered designs and getting registration right.