Our Industrial Design Drafting, Filing, and Prosecution Experience
At Conneely PC, we expertly draft, file, and prosecute industrial design applications. Our industrial design drafting and prosecution experience extends from display screens and icons to containers, furniture, vehicles, consumer electronics, fashion, and apparel. If you need an experienced Canadian industrial design lawyer, agent, or attorney for prosecuting your applications in Canada, please contact us. By specializing, using the latest technology, and controlling overhead costs, we deliver great service for reasonable fees.
What An Industrial Design Registration Protects
An industrial design registration protects the look of a product, that is, the product’s visual or ornamental features. It may protect the shape of a new chair, the pattern on the sole of a shoe, or the layout of a display screen.
When To File An Industrial Design Application
An industrial design application should be filed before the design is publicly disclosed. Canada has a one year grace period after a public disclosure of a design during which an application may be filed.
Where To File An Industrial Design Application
An industrial design application must be filed in each country where protection is desired, for example, Canada and the United States.
Maintenance, Reinstatement, Drawings, Etc.
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Information Required to File an Industrial Design Application in Canada
Providing the following information will allow us to quickly and cost-effectively file your application in Canada:
1. The full name and address of the applicant (or proprietor).
2. Title of the design (i.e., an identification of the article to which the design is applied).
3. Priority claim information, if applicable, including the priority country, priority application number, and priority filing date. A certified copy of the priority application is not usually required for filing. However, a non-certified copy of the priority application should be provided for our records.
4. Drawings showing the article to which the design is applied. Typical drawing views include front, back, right side, left side, top, bottom, and front perspective. However, the number of views required depends on the design. If drawings are not available, photographs may be filed.
5. A description of each drawing view.
6. A description of the design if helpful for understanding the drawings.
Information Required to Draft a New Industrial Design Application
A design disclosure form is a questionnaire used to records details about a new design. They are used by companies both large and small, universities, and individual designers. The questions listed in the form act as a guide to gather the information required to draft or prepare a new industrial design application. That information includes details about the design, identification of the designers, ownership of the design, assignment, searches conducted, prior art known or uncovered, any disclosure or upcoming disclosure of the design, countries where protection is desired, etc. The design disclosure form thus acts as a record of your organization’s design. These forms may be gathered, evaluated, and ranked to determine which designs should be protected with a registration. They may also be used as a basis for incentivising designers, teams, and projects. Please contact us and we’ll send you a copy of our design disclosure form for your use.
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