Why protect

The appearance of products and packaging may be decisive for success in the market and the investment for obtaining that design perhaps significant. So why letting others take advantage of them?  The design or model is an industrial Property right that protects precisely the appearance. Its advantage, compared with the copyright, is that the existence of this IP right can easily and directly be proven by means of its Certificate of Registration. At globalization level, designs or models can facilitate access to funding and offer advantages and security in the negotiation with local partners. Designs or models are companies’ assets and increase their value and contribute to enhancing the companies’ successful image and products. They strengthen the brand.

What it offers

We offer services for obtaining, maintaining and defending designs or models or industrial models in all our clients’ target markets. We are part of their team, from the moment they create the design, by outlining the most suitable strategies for protecting their design and investment in the relevant markets, preparing, filing and following-up their applications; we manage our clients’ rights by maintaining them and cooperating for their defence. We monitor their competitors’ rights. 

Working with an ip official agent

In particular, with agcf

Working with an Industrial Property Agent means relying on a specialized  professional, legally recognised by the Portuguese Industrial Property Office, the European Union intellectual Property and the World Intellectual Property Office, who provides advice clients on the possibility of obtaining protection by a design or model or industrial model, about the best strategy and the timeframes for obtaining that protection, prepares and files the applications and provides follow-up until grant, maintenance and cooperation for the defence of clients’ Industrial Property rights.

Working with AG da Cunha Ferreira, Lda. enables our clients to benefit from our experience in Intellectual Property consultancy passed and constantly updated over more than 130 years. 

DESIGNS OR MODELS

Skilled team

Specialists in this field

TERESA TRIGUEIROS CRESPO

TERESA TRIGUEIROS CRESPO

Head of the Patent Department / Jurist

FERNANDO FERREIRA MAGNO

FERNANDO FERREIRA MAGNO

Partner / IP Official Agent

PEDRO SANTINHO SANTOS

PEDRO SANTINHO SANTOS

Technical Specialist

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