With a registered design you protect the appearance of a product. Typical examples are: Clothing, furniture or vehicles.

Parts of products can also be protected as registered designs, for example the button on a jacket or the steering wheel of a car.

By filing a registered design, you create a time-limited monopoly on the external shape and color design of a product. The designs submitted with the application define the subject and scope of protection: only what is apparent from the representations is protected.

Registered designs can be filed by companies or private individuals.