A survey published in the December 2018 edition of the CITMA Review studied the UK's top 50 IP firms in terms of numbers of Registered Design applications filed in 2017, revealing that Bromhead Johnson came in at No. 21 in the ranking. Given that this was a higher position than many firms of considerably larger size, this demonstrates that Bromhead Johnson punches substantially above its weight in this field.
Registered Designs are an often-overlooked species of Intellectual Property Right, which can afford very cost-effective and swift protection, either as an adjunct to other IP rights or sometimes as the only type of registered protection available for certain products and creations. Although the registration process is generally straightforward, timing is vitally important and there can also be other pitfalls to catch out the unwary. For advice on this or any other IP issue, please contact us.