Enforcing Your Rights

Defense of Design Rights

We may assist you in deploying appropriate tools helping you to enforce your rights, e.g., by:

  • implementing third parties’ design watches;

  • putting border measures in place such as customs interventions;

  • sending warning letters;

  • conducting contentious proceedings;

  • negotiating settlements and contracts.

We help you choose and implement the most suitable and cost-effective strategy for enforcing your design rights.

Invalidation Proceedings

Design invalidation proceedings aim at obtaining the declaration of (complete or partial) invalidity of an adverse design registration. Grounds for invalidity include lack of novelty and lack of individual character.


Sometimes, contentious proceedings can be ended by settlement between the parties. We may negotiate the relevant agreements on your behalf.