An industrial design– is the result of creative work, an innovative solution regarding the specific object used by mankind.
The look, picture, shape and color design, a combination of shades or other features may act as an industrial design object. It may refer to an entire object as well as to a small part of it.
Industrial designs may take three forms:
two-dimensional (labels, booklets, leaflets, fabrics, drawings, plans, schemes, etc.)
three-dimensional (boxes and packages, bottles and the look of various mechanisms, devices, in general form or only in a certain object),
multidimensional (design, sets and kits, etc.).
Features of the industrial design registration:
To protect the look or innovative design solutions it is needed to register and obtain a corresponding document – a patent. It is issued for a definite period of time – 25 years.
Authors or legal successors (who have been granted the right according the law in force) can apply. The standard term for obtaining a patent is from 6-8 months from the date of filling the application. This period can be reduced to 2.5-3 months with an accelerated examination of the application.
Design of the industrial design – what rights will the author get?
Dispose of rights – to use its own discretion, including assigning, selling, issuing a license to use, etc.
Register in other countries, including the priority of the Ukrainian application. The patent issued on the territory of Ukraine is valid within the country.
Protect design decision in case of violation of the rights
Prohibit third parties from using works without the author’s permission