Why should you register a design?

With a design registration you will protect the outer appearance of your product, draft, design or logo against any illicit use thereof by third parties. Moreover, you also register what is yours. This way, the goodwill that is represented by the design is protected.

In legal terms, a design (3D) or drawing (2D) is the design of a new and original creation. To give an example: we protect all new taps from our client Quooker ® with a design registration. Other examples of possible designs are: outdoor furniture, clothing designs, bags, lamps, packaging and even logos. 

We will be happy to provide you with advice on design registration. We will also remind you when your design registration is to be renewed. A design registration has a validity of 5 years and can be renewed up to 4 times with 5 years each time. Therefore, a design registration has a maximum validity of 25 years. If someone steals your design, our legal counsels can give you legal advice without any obligations on the possibilities to take action and they can also assist you in case you decide to take action.  

Your original design deserves legal protection by design registration in the official registers.

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Benelux from €495

Register your design in the Benelux (The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg)

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EU from €980

Register your design in all 27 European Union countries.

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International: request an offer

Register your design worldwide in one or more of the 121 joined countries.

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Start with a legal advice

Request your design registration today and receive an offer including thorough legal advice. This way you can find out, without any obligations, whether your design can (still) be registered.

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Why Merk-Echt?

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Merk-Echt is the only trademark firm that gives a 100% registration guarantee and a MONEY BACK GUARANTEE