OUR DESIGN SERVICES

F A I is highly experienced in all matters relating to preparation, filing and prosecution of industrial designs and design patents both domestically and internationally. Essentially, we are experts in procuring design protection worldwide.

We protect design assets in an efficient and valuable way to strengthen the intellectual property position of our clients. Our day to day involvement in industrial and consumer goods and technology worldwide evidently gives us particular expertise in this area of world intellectual property.

We strive to help you understand your design rights so that you can develop and leverage your  portfolio effectively.

The services that we handle directly ourselves include:

  • Complex drafting of US, UK, European and International Design Applications
  • International Design Strategy
  • Invention/Design Harvesting
  • Pre-Filing Searches, Due Diligence, & Design Landscaping
  • Design Concept Determination
  • Design Filing Worldwide
  • Design Prosecution Worldwide
  • Design Appeals
  • Design Reexamination
  • Design Reissue
  • Design Revocations
  • Design Maintenance and Renewals
  • Start-Up Assistance including guidance with business plans, prototype development and marketing
  • Design Valuation & Monetization

OUR DESIGN TEAM

JURISDICTIONS

Our team of practitioners are able to represent clients in all design related matters directly before the United States Patent & Trademark Office (USPTO) , European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO) (previously  the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM)), United Kingdom Intellectual Property Office (UKIPO) and World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO). We handle design application filing and prosecution in other jurisdictions globally through our long established international network of foreign associates.

EXCEPTIONAL TECHNICAL EXPERTISE

Our team of design practitioners has exceptional expertise in branding and technology enabling them to effectively transform design assets into meaningful and useful rights.

STARTUP & ENTREPRENEUR FRIENDLY SERVICES

Our international patent practice has experience working with a range of start-ups from boot strapped entities to established businesses. We are open to considering alternative compensation schemes and business relationships.

DESIGN QUALITY WITH AN INTERNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE

A design patent is only as good as the information it contains in the drawings and there are no short cuts to obtaining it. It requires extensive knowledge and experience of both the design/patent law and technology. Strategic planning and management of your portfolio to optimize your design protection is also vital. Our international design practice offers quality design prosecution with an international perspective from the start. It also manages your design procurement based on your short term and long term business objectives to help you optimize protection for designs and improvements now and in the future.

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