Eldar Manor
Law Office

The Essentials of Design

In the UK’s Intellectual Property Office’s website there is a short and interesting overview of the law of Designs: “…The law of designs has  a long  history dating back to the latter part of the 18th century. Originally introduced to protect the designing  and printing of linens and cottons, design law has been extended over the years to cover functional  as well as decorative articles. Designs are applied to a great variety of products from different areas  of industry, from complex instruments such as machines, vehicles, engines and architectural structures  to simple everyday articles such as clothes, jewellery, toys and furniture…” (For full page see UK IPO website).

A short guide for applicants of how to register a design in Israel can be found in the Israeli Patents Office website.