Design protection

Design protection is a registration that can be used to protect the appearance and design of products so that others cannot market a similar product without permission.

About design protection and design registration

The definition of design is that it is the appearance of a product or part of a product. The appearance is determined by the product’s details or by details in the product’s decoration, particularly as regards lines, contours, colours, shapes, surface structures and materials.

Design rights cannot cover details in a product’s appearance which are exclusively determined by the product’s technical function. Purely technical aspects might be protected by patent registrations.

A design registration in Sweden ensures the holder the exclusive right to the design for one or more 5-year periods up to a total of 25 years from the application date. For spare parts, the maximum period of protection is 15 years.


We provide full-service, domestic and international, regarding:

– Advising on design protection
– Handling the actual design registration (national, international or EU design)
– Renewals of registrations
– Searches and monitoring of designs as well as conflict resolution in court in the event of infringement of design rights.

Contact us

If you have any questions or would like our assistance on any legal matters, you are welcome to contact us:

Phone: 00 46 (0)70 378 20 03