Design rights

UNVERZAGT VON HAVE's team of specialist lawyers advises and acts for clients in relation to all challenges arising from design rights.  Whether the solution to your problem lies in a registered design right or an unregistered design right under European law, or whether your design rights can be enforced through copyright or competition law, we are at your side to identify the best solution for you.

We know our clients’ needs and markets and provide individually tailored and comprehensive advice to each client.  Our advisory role begins with the strategic development of our clients’ design portfolio and the choice of the appropriate design.  We carry out the necessary research, deal with official registration and cancellation procedures, both national and international, and represent your interests before the courts – where necessary all the way to the Court of Justice of the European Union.

In the event of a dispute, we will help you to reach an out of court settlement or go on the offensive before the courts to enforce your design rights.  We ensure that products infringing your rights do not enter the German market, secure injunctions ahead of trade fairs or prevent the importation of infringing goods through confiscation procedures at the border.