Today, the design of a product plays a considerable role in the buying decision. It provides impetus and sparks emotions. Since functional differences between products have become fewer and life cycles shorter, the visual appearance of a product is often the only perceivable distinctive feature to the customers. With attractive colours, patterns and shapes of products, companies can appeal to the emotions of customers and create customer loyalty.
On these pages, we present design protection to you, from search to registration. We provide you with an overview of the importance of design protection and the possibilities which it offers. Browse through our site to learn more about the requirements for protection for a registered design. Read why you should perform a search before filing an application. We also explain to you what you need for the application, how you can actually file an application and how the procedure is carried out by our office. And if you also think about seeking protection for your design abroad, we will show you what to do. Furthermore, we give you answers to frequently asked questions about designs.
World of design: Christmas is coming
This time it really wasn't easy for us to choose, because DPMAregister contains some wonderful designs for the Advent and Christmas season. Take a look for yourself and get some inspiration for your Christmas decorations.
Advent, Advent -
the oh so "quiet" time begins. You can find ideas for decorations of your choice in the DPMAregister
Even more design worlds
Here you can find our previous themes.
Picture: iStock.com/XiXinXing, Bild 2: iStock.com/iridi; weitere Bilder: DPMA aus DPMAregister
Last updated: 7 December 2023