Design protection

Registration from 99€

Protect your creative work by registering copyright

Creating a product that is both useful and attractive is of strategic importance for companies. The product’s appearance not only sets it apart from the competition, but also appeals to consumers. The appearance of this product must therefore be protected. This is why the legislator has introduced industrial property protection for designs.

Definition of design rights

The Intellectual Property Code in its article L 511-1, defines designs as “the appearance of a product, or part of a product, characterized in particular by its lines, contours, colors, shape, texture or materials. These characteristics may be those of the product itself or of its ornamentation.”

When the appearance of these products is materialized by two-dimensional graphic elements, we speak of drawings. When these graphic elements are three-dimensional, we speak of models.

Evidence recognized by courts

Recognized by the courts the world over.

Affidavit valid for life

You will have evidence for life.

Registration valid in 11 languages

Your registration is available in French, English, Italian, Chinese, German, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish, Korean, Japanese, and Russian.

Affidavits available 24/7

Receipt of registration available online 24/7.

How can I protect my creative work with Fidealis?

1. Subscribe

I register free of charge. No payment is needed.

2. Guidance provided

I would like an offer tailored to my needs with an advisor.

3. We protect you

I upload my creative work online. I'm protected!

Conditions of design protection

In accordance with article L 511-2 of the French Intellectual Property Code , “only designs that are new and distinctive can be protected”.

  • Novelty presupposes that no identical or virtually identical design has been disclosed prior to the date of protection granted to your application.
  • Cleanliness means that the design must not give an impression of déjà vu in its entirety, compared with a design disclosed before the date of protection granted to your application.

Designs that are contrary to public policy or morality cannot be protected. The same applies to designs based on a computer program, or whose characteristics are exclusively dictated by the technical function of the product.

Designs are protected by registration.

Registering designs online

Any natural or legal person can register a design. You can also choose to be represented by a professional agent.

The deposit is made online on a specialized platform. Once you have submitted your application, a review period begins.

If your application is accepted, it will be published in the BOPI (Bulletin Officiel de la Propriété Intellectuelle).

You can also register your designs for copyright on our registration platform.

This Copyright then enables you to protect your rights and take action against any competitor who has counterfeited one of your creations.

Fidealis, protect your designs in just a few clicks

A pioneering solution in the protection of designs and collections, combining electronic signature technologies, timestamping and blockchain. Your creative work is instantly officially certified and archived.