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Registered Designs

​Effective protection of unique, valuable product designs starts with the correct registration strategy. FPS has many years of experience with registered designs (formerly known as "design patents"). We advise clients during registration proceedings before the German Patent and Trademark Office and the Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market, as well as on international registrations before the WIPO. Our firm specializes in questions involving prior art and proactively fights all forms of product piracy with its own, special task force. Our attorneys work together with German and European customs authorities in border seizure proceedings, employing both civil law and criminal law remedies to recoup lost earnings.