Services Design and patents

The protection of design is increasingly more important as design itself is becoming more popular, and the international trade in design increases. Consequently imitation, copying and counterfeit is inviting and on the rise. For adequate protection of design and any appearance of products, model registrations are vital.

Besides Benelux and other national model registrations, it is also possible to register a model in a large number of (European) countries at once. Since 2003 it is also possible to register a single European model for all countries within the European Community. Please feel free to contact us for detailed information and informal advice on the protection of the appearance of products.

MerkWerk specializes in Intellectual Property. As a company, we hold the opinion that Patents are a completely different discipline and have consciously not extended our services to patents and utility designs. However, we work intensively with established Benelux and European Patent attorneys. Do not hesitate to contact us so we can recommend one.