What is design right?

Design right is the most important legal tool to protect industrial designs. You can protect your design by registering it, in which case you secure yourself an exclusive right to the products you have designed.

Design rights are mainly used in business, but they can as well be applied for or owned by private persons.

Apply to register your design in Finnish or in Swedish.

Information about registered designs in our Design Database

Go to our Design Database.

Other possibilities to protect your rights

A trademark distinguishes the goods and services of your company from similar goods and services of other companies. Read more about trademarks.

A patent gives you an exclusive right to use your invention commercially. Read more about patents.

A utility model, like a patent, gives you an exclusive right to use your invention commercially. It is intended to protect simple device and product inventions. Read more about utility models.

Current affairs

US IPR Update Seminar 10 April 2018


Finnish Patent and Registration Office organizes an update seminar on US IPR System.

The seminar has two parts: design patent session in the morning and patent session in the afternoon. You may participate in either one of the two sessions or both.

The seminar is free of charge and will be conducted in English.