For design right applicants

Design right is the most important legal tool to protect industrial designs.

When you register the new designs created in the product development processes of your company, you get the best possible protection against those who try to copy your products. Your design rights are also a part of your company’s property which you can sell, pledge, or license.

A design is given protection starting immediately from the application date, provided that there are no obstacles to registration found later.

1. Find out whether your design can be registered
2. File an application with the PRH in Finnish or in Swedish
3. The PRH examines your application
4. The PRH registers the design
5. Renew the design registration every 5 years (four times maximum)

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Latest update 12.06.2020