Why register a design?

By registering your industrial design with the D.P.I., from the date of registration you can:


  • Stake a clear claim to your creation’s origin
  • Enjoy exclusive rights to the use of your creation across the national territory for a minimum of ten years
  • Extend those exclusive rights to other countries
  • Protect your research and development investments, by prosecuting anyone who copies your design without permission
  • Generate income quickly, notably by allowing others to exploit you design commercially under license.

What can benefit from design protection?