“Design can be art. Design can be simple. That’s why it’s so complicated.” –Paul Rand

As your company seeks to excite customers with both useful and creatively designed products, you need legal support at the forefront of innovation. The Womble Bond Dickinson Design Protection team draws from decades of industry experience to steer innovators towards success by crafting legal strategies that protect intellectual property rights and promote their clients’ design rights in the global marketplace.

Our legal team is well versed in creating intellectual property protection for their clients by crafting legal strategies that protect innovative designs from knock-offs. The innovators should profit from their creations, not competitors.  

Our Design Protection team works directly with designers, scientists, business people, in-house attorneys, and other creative minds to transform concept into tangible value. As an international law firm, our team offers a global patent perspective while maintaining a tailored legal experience close to home.

Examples of our Design Protection services include investigation, protection, registration and enforcement of patents (utility and design), trademarks, trade dress and copyrights available for a product’s design.  Also, studies and investigations include:

  • Product and patent state of the art searches
  • Noninfringement and freedom to operate patent studies
  • Trade dress surveys
  • Licensing evaluation and agreements