Industrial Design Protection is more specifically based on the outer appearance or the aesthetic look of a specific article. Patracode provides industrial design search services to help our clients assess their consequences for going forward with an Industrial Design application. Before applying for Industrial Design protection, it is an advisable step to conduct a search.
Industrial Design searches are not as straight forward as Patent searches, as the number of fields that can be used for searching is substantially lower. Having several years of experience in the field of Industrial Design protection, Patracode’s design team has formulated a standardized strategy which is used to provide Industrial Design Search reports to our clients.
We are well versed with several subject domains, and our searches are also customized based on the requirements of the client. The main fields that can be used to search for design applications includes title, a classification, jurisdiction and a brief description of the diagram. All design applications are classified under the Locarno Classification System and one of the main strategy for Industrial Design search is based on classifications.
At Patracode we use both paid and unpaid databases to conduct our searches, as paid databases provide more thorough information including the figures and drawings of the Designs. Design protection is also jurisdiction specific and searching by jurisdiction is another strategy that helps us to give consolidated search report to our clients.
Once the title, classification and jurisdiction is used for narrowing down the relevant results, we at Patracode use several analysis strategies to assess the diagrams and figures provided for the design and compare it to the design provided by the client. Using this analysis a search report is generated and provided to the client. Through the report we give a general overview of the search that has been conducted, and we also inform the client regarding any relevant design application which should be considered before filing. We may also advice the client on any changes that may increase the consequences of obtaining Industrial Design protection.
Our team for design searching is very well versed with expertise in a number of technology domains.Our clients have been successful in taking the right decisions based on our search reports. The aesthetics of any article is quite important in this day and age, so if you have a design in mind which you wish to protect, then be rest assured that you are in good hands if Patracode handles your Industrial Design Protection procedures.