An Introduction to IP – Designs

12th February 2021, 9:00 am

As well as designing a product to work efficiently, most manufacturers make a significant investment in the appearance of their products. Dyson vacuum cleaners and Apple computers are items that are as well known for their original appearance as for their technical capabilities. Such investment often brings a high return in terms of value added to products, but how can that investment be protected?

In our fifth webinar of our “Introduction to IP” series, Dave Paton and Greg Iceton examine how to make the most out of design protection irrespective of the product.

David Paton is qualified UK and European patent attorney, as well as a European design attorney. He holds a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath.  As a European Design attorney, David regularly deals with registered and unregistered design portfolios, as well as other IP matters. He specialises in the mechanical and electromechanical engineering fields and is well versed in a wide variety of different technologies.

Greg Iceton is a qualified European and Chartered Patent Attorney based in Dehns’ Munich office. He holds a degree in Physics with Astrophysics from Keele University.  Greg prosecutes patent and design applications in various fields including ICT, electrical and mechanical engineering. He also handles patent applications relating to business methods and software. Greg acts for many SMEs as well as large corporate clients.

The information in this webinar is given as guidance. Legal advice should be sought for particular matters. Dehns accepts no responsibility for any action taken / not taken on the basis of this webinar.

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