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Our Designs team combines design right expertise with detailed industry knowledge so you get the support you need.

From creation and protection to exploitation and enforcement of designs, our Designs team works with leading designers, manufacturers, suppliers and retailers. We have particular experience in the retail, fashion, sports, furniture, packaging and engineering industries, having worked within these sectors for many years.

We advise on design right infringement disputes involving UK and Community registered and unregistered design rights. This includes analysis of subsistence, validity and infringement issues and acting on High Court, Intellectual Property and Enterprise Court (IPEC) and Registry proceedings.

We also advise on design portfolio and registration strategy and maximising revenues, including through assignment, licensing and commissioning arrangements.

Where we need to work alongside lawyers in other jurisdictions, we are part of the TerraLex network and have access to over 150 law firms in 100 jurisdictions across the globe.

The Team