Category

Industrial Design

FAQsIndustrial Design

Industrial Design Expertise

In medicine, all doctors are technically qualified to help you. However, when you have a specific problem, you want and need to see a specialist. The same principle is applicable with intellectual property issues. You want and need to entrust your most valuable assets to an intellectual property professional with the expertise and experience to efficiently provide you with solutions.
admin
October 18, 2019
FAQsIndustrial Design

Doing business abroad or exporting

Whether you are physically shipping across Canadian borders or transferring data via the web, wherever you have a competitive edge, there is someone or a business out there that is ready to imitate or “improve” your design. By filing an industrial design application, you are staking your claim in your target markets to safeguard your sales and reputation. Canada belongs to several international conventions for facilitating filing in other countries. For instance, a Canadian applicant may file an industrial design application in another country within six months of the original application in Canada and still obtain in the foreign country…
admin
October 18, 2019
FAQsIndustrial Design

Loss of Rights by premature public disclosure

Looking left and right before crossing a street is an option that comes with no guarantee that an accident will not happen. However it allows you to assess a life threatening risk. An industrial design search, in the same way, allows you to make an informed decision by learning what has already been registered and how your design can be distinguished from others.
admin
October 18, 2019
FAQsIndustrial Design

Does my company need an industrial design registration?

Yes, if any, or part of your company’s success depends on its intellectual creativity from designing eye catching products. Without a proper intellectual property protection strategy, your company’s existence may be short-lived. Industrial designs: can protect you against copying; can earn licensing revenues; may be used as leverage in negotiations; and may be used as a defence in an infringement suit. Lastly, independent research has shown that ownership of registered intellectual property significantly increases the market value of a company.
admin
October 18, 2019
FAQsIndustrial Design

What you cannot register

An industrial design registration cannot protect: a functional aspect of your product (see patent); a design that is substantially similar to a registered industrial design; design features appearance or shape of a product that are not immediately visible to the eye (inside an engine).
admin
October 18, 2019
FAQsIndustrial Design

What is an Industrial Design?

Like registered trademarks, registered industrial designs are another form of an exclusive government granted monopoly. An industrial design (sometimes called a design patent) protects the original/unique visually appealing features of a product. It may be the visible appearance and shape of a product: a car (Porsche); the shape of a chair; a computer screen/computer (iMac). Industrial designs form part of the umbrella of creative rights known as intellectual property. A registered industrial design provides you the right to exclude others throughout Canada or prevent them from importing or selling into Canada any goods bearing your industrial design. It also provides…
admin
October 18, 2019