Before filing a design application, you should gain information on the existing pool of design creations and perform a search for prior registered designs. The search for registered designs in the various platforms helps you to find out if your design meets the requirements for protection, “novelty” and “individual character”, or possibly infringes earlier rights. To be able to effectively defend your design, you should conduct regular searches and observe the market also after the registration of your design
There are three basic platforms to conduct search:
tact your IP Attorney to help you with detailed design search.