New Designers IP Consultation 2022-1

GJE x New Designers - Intellectual Property Consultation

In association with New Designers, GJE are offering free initial IP consultations to the New Designers community to provide some initial guidance to help new businesses protect their innovative new designs.

Who are GJE?

Gill Jennings & Every (GJE) are a firm of European Patent, Trade Mark & Design Attorneys. We act throughout the UK and EU – through both our London and Munich offices. We are top-ranked on the Financial Times’ “Europe’s Leading Patent Law Firms 2022” leader board. In their ranking process we received five Gold Awards for our work in the following industry sectors: Chemistry & Pharmaceuticals, Electrical Engineering, IT & Software, Materials & Nanotechnology, and Mechanical Engineering; we also received a Silver Award for our work in the Biotechnology and Food industries

Our specialist Design team works with an extensive and varied list of clients - from early-stage start-ups all the way through to global brands, and everyone in-between with examples including Hasbro, Procter & Gamble, 3 Legged Thing, Senti - Home of Fragrance, and many more.

How you can benefit from a free initial IP consultation with GJE:

Designs are the form of intellectual property rights that exist to protect a product’s appearance. In many industries, what a product looks like is now just as important as how it functions – and sometimes even more so. Not only can the appearance of a product cause a consumer to select that product over those of competitors, but it can become a defining part of your brand’s identity.

An initial IP consultation provides an opportunity to discuss your IP strategy in confidence with a member of our specialist Designs team. Common focus points include:

• How can you protect your brand?
• Which types of products can be protected?
• Are registered or unregistered designs best?

These sessions are directed at those looking to commercially exploit their design ideas - they can give some initial direction to designers seeking to lay the foundations of an IP strategy and help integrate IP into their route to market. So, if you care about the way your product looks and want to know what you can do to better protect this, then look no further.

Read our thought leadership articles for the Designs sector here.

Find out more about how we can help your business protect its designs here.