Statistics released by the World Intellectual Property Organisation have cast some insight as to what businesses are protecting through the International registered design system.
The leading filer in 2017 was Samsung, followed by LG Electronics. It is no surprise that these companies are seeking to protect the design efforts that go to produce our latest tech purchases, however, when the number of filings was broken down by category it was actually furnishings that were the subject of the most design applications.
WIPO Report – Details of the statistics can be seen here:
Registering a design can give you a monopoly right over the look and design of your products to ensure that the hard work put into development secures your business a competitive edge. If you would like to discuss protecting designs then please get in touch.