Protecting the unique designs of your products
The technical description of an industrial design or design patent can be described as the visual features of shape, configuration, pattern, or ornament (or any combination of these) applied to a manufactured article. The shape of a toy, chair, desk, lamp, or even a car are all examples of industrial designs.
If you want to protect your products in Canada, you should consider obtaining a registration for an industrial design that will give you exclusive rights for ten years.
Your design may also be considered an artistic work, whereby it may also be automatically protected by a copyright and should be registered as such. However, it is best to check with a patent agent, trademark agent, or IP lawyer to ensure you obtain the appropriate protection for your unique designs.
We have assisted our clients with protecting their industrial designs of numerous products, including those related to:
- pharmaceutical packaging
- food packaging
- Eye glasses and accessories
- Home decor items
If you have any questions regarding the protection of your industrial designs, please click here to send us an email. Alternatively, call us at 613-238-8080 or toll free at 888-565-9912 (Canada).