Gallo & Partners professionals provide complete assistance throughout the process of registering a design, supporting customers starting from the evaluation of filing opportunities and risks of use on the market up to procedures for defending their rights.

In particular, we provide services of:

  • Preparation of drawing tables, photos or renderings in accordance with the various national and international regulations;
  • Filing of national, community and international designs (Hague Agreement), having in particular a lot of experience in the eyewear, footwear, jewellery, lighting engineering and industrial machinery, window and door sectors;
  • Prior art searches and drafting of opinions aimed at assessing the protection requirements of the designs submitted to us;
  • Infringement searches and drafting of freedom to operate opinions for placing products on the market, aimed at assessing the risk of infringement with respect to third party rights;
  • Payment and surveillance of renewal fees;
  • Extension of Italian designs abroad;
  • Drafting of licensing and technology transfer agreements;
  • Economic evaluation of a design;
  • Management and evaluation of property portfolios;
  • Surveillance service for competitors' filings;
  • Advice as party technicians (CTP) in legal actions of nullity and infringement of registered and de facto designs;
  • Consultancy for the Courts as Technical Consultants (CTU) in legal actions concerning designs;
  • Nullity actions against European Union designs before the European Union Intellectual Property Office (EUIPO);
  • Due diligence of IP portfolios;
  • Assistance in the transfer of design rights to third parties or in the acquisition of third party rights;
  • Organization of conferences on specific topics or training courses for company personnel destined to become an internal reference for the client company.