Design creates identity. Especially whereas products today hardly differ in their quality, the design of a product is often the only relevant purchase criterion for the customer. This applies to simple consumer goods as well as to complex technical goods. The design of your products provides a substantial economic value that is worth being protected.
DTS advices with regard to obtaining this protection and enforcing it against counterfeiters on a national, european and international basis. Especially if your product is also destinated for foreign markets, a cross-border protection is to be recommended.
Obtaining a design is inexpensive, quick and uncomplicated by filing corresponding images at the respective competent offices.
With multiple applications up to 100 designs in one single application, further cost reductions are effected. From the registration of the design onwards, the design protection can be communicated for advertising purposes.
In case your design is being violated by an imitator, you should quickly take appropriate steps to stop this violation. The rage of measures goes from cease and desist letters to preliminary injunctions or filing an injunctive relief or claim for damages up to filing a process of border seizure.