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With the increasing importance of industrial design, we can advise on the practicalities of protecting your designs in Hong Kong and Mainland China.
Design has traditionally been one of the most underrated types of intellectual property protection in spite of being affordable and effective. In today’s competitive market, the increasing convergence of technical innovation and style means that registering your design rights is an important component of any IP strategy, helping you to protect both your products and your visual identity. At Deacons, our experienced team of lawyers and patent attorneys can help you understand the true value of your design rights and we regularly advises clients on the extent and limits of design protection in the region and assists both domestic and international companies with the protection of their design assets in Hong Kong and Mainland China, including the registration of designs, advice on invalidation proceedings and enforcement of design rights.
Amendments to China’s Patent Law bring the protection of designs in the country more closely into line with international norms. It is important to get advice from experienced IP lawyers who understand the Chinese system thoroughly and have your best interests at heart.