DESIGNS AND MODELS

Our experts at Gallo & Partners provide full support throughout the design and model registration process, supporting clients starting from assessing filing chances, the risks relating to use on the market, all the way to rights protection procedures.

In particular, we provide the following services:

  • Preparing drawings, photos or renderings in compliance with the various national and international regulations;
  • Filing models at national, European Union and international level (the Hague Convention), with vast experience in the field of eyewear, footwear, jewellery, lighting and industrial machinery;
  • Priority search and the drafting of opinions aimed at assessing the protectability level of models brought to our attention;
  • Infringement search and the drafting of freedom-to-operate opinions for placing a product on the market, aimed at assessing the risk of infringement with respect to third party rights;
  • Payment and monitoring of renewal fees;
  • Extension of Italian design models abroad;
  • Drafting technology licensing and transfer agreements;
  • Economic assessment of a design model;
  • Management and assessment of property rights portfolio;
  • Service for monitoring filings by competitors reported by clients;
  • Party-Appointed Technical Expert advice in patent property rights invalidity proceedings;
  • Court-Appointed Technical Expert advice in proceedings brought to our attention by Courts specialising in Intellectual Property;
  • Invalidity proceedings before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO);
  • IP portfolio due diligence.