Filing without an industrial design search or crossing a busy street blindfolded

Prior to crossing the street, it’s recommended to look left and right. Doing so comes with no guarantee that an accident will not happen. However, it allows you to assess a life threatening risk and make an informed decision on whether or not to cross.

Similarly, an industrial design search allows you to make an informed decision by learning what has already been registered and how your industrial design can be distinguished from other existing registrations. This proactive step can help save time and money in the long run.

Our industrial design law firm located in Ottawa and Toronto strongly recommends conducting an industrial design search prior to filing your industrial design application. Our intellectual property lawyers can assist you with conducting an industrial design search, advising on the results, and helping you with an industrial design registration, should you proceed to cross that road.