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.