Attorney for Design Law

Attorney for Design Law in Frankfurt am Main

Many Years of Experience in Design Law

We have many years of experience in design  law. We represent German, European and non-European companies in the infringement of designs out of court, before courts and in invalidity claims of designs before the design offices and tehe European General Court.


Proven legal success

We have a proven sucess in design law in design invalidity proceedings, lawsuits and interim injunctions. We advise and represent in cases of infringement of Unregistered Community Designs, Registered Community Designs, German Registered Designs, in supplementary protection under competition law (protection against counterfeiting under competition law) and in cases of designs protected by copyright.


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Over 20 years of experience in design law

Thomas Seifried has over 20 years of experience in design law and has also been a specialised lawyer for intellectual property law since 2007. He is the author of specialist books and has conducted many successful proceedings before courts and public authorities.


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Design law

Legal protection of designs

Design law is concerned with the legal protection of external two- or three-dimensional designs. The most important rights are the (German) registered design, the Registered Community Design and the Unregistered Community Design. In addition, there is also protection against imitation under competition law (so-called "supplementary protection under competition law") and copyright protection of designs.

What we do for you

We advise and represent our clients in the field of design law in the following cases

Years of experience and proven success in Design infringements and design invalidity proceedings

We have years of experience and demonstrable success in design law, especially in preliminary injunction proceedings and design invalidity proceedings.

Example of our successes in design law:

Is the distribution of the ladies' jacket on the right an infringement of the unregistered Community design on the left? LG Düsseldorf, Urteil vom 27.2.2018 – 14c O 133/17

Infringement of a terry towel design by a pharmacist - Right to information in injunction proceedings - OLG Frankfurt v. 11.5.2017 - 6 U 242/16