Trademark protection of products and services is very important, regardless of whether these have already been in business for several years, or are planned to be launched in the near future.
A trademark is a sign which has a distinctive character in order to distinguish products pr services and contains not only names (word marks), but also logos and labels (design marks), shape marks or combinations.
If you are planning to use a trademark or already using it is recommended to register it to benefit from the protection of a registered trademark.
Design right (also industrial design right) gives the exclusive rights to the visual appearance of a product. The appearance of a product concerns features like lines, colours, shape, texture, contours, etc.
In order to be registered as an industrial design the appearance of the product should be new and have an individual character.
If you are going to use a new design or already using, but not made public the last 12 months, it is recommended to register it to benefit from the protection of a registered design.