At J.LAHIDALGA we help our clients protect their product designs throughout the world, either with or without patent protection. We have experience in relation to all aspects of design protection and enforcement. Our experience is that registered design protection is a particularly useful defence against counterfeiters.

The scope of what is protectable is very broad covering virtual products such as icons and logos, visible component parts and functional designs so long as the design is not solely dictated by a product’s technical function.

We specialize in

  • Obtaining design protection in Spain, Europe, US and internationally
  • Managing global designs portfolios
  • Advising on design infringements third party conflicts and counterfeit products
  • Design assessment, clearance and auditing
  • Design assignments and licensing
  • Design watching services
  • Ownership provisions in contracts for the supply of design services
  • Spanish and European design law.

If you want to see the most significant developments of the new Regulation of Mark of the European Union (MUE) which entered into force on 23 March 2016, click here.