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Plagiarism is more common than ever before, and protecting your design can give you peace of mind. We’ll work with you to identify the existence of design right, the potential for registration, whether there is an infringement, terms of licencing or right to licencing.

How we can help you

We can help you identify, secure, and protect the Intellectual Property rights that are important to your business. We deal with ownership, infringement, sale, assignment, licensing and exploitation issues on both sides of the fence acting for both the creators and those wishing to commercially exploit works.

Design protection is undervalued, and taking proactive action to discern any existing design right in place and the potential for registration before you launch the design to the market can future proof your business and enhance your asset base.


Design services we offer

  • Identification
  • Registration
  • Enforcement
  • Licensing
  • Assignment
  • Mortgaging

Typical process to register a design

  • Send us the product, identifying the new features
  • Provide line drawings, which together, we will refine to ensure they are appropriate for design registration
  • Prepare the application and file
  • Deal with any issues raised
  • Confirm the registration

Why we are best placed to help with your design cases

Our Intellectual Property experts have experience in acting for a plethora of artists, designers and businesses. We offer practical advice and viable commercial solutions to suit you, drawing on our industry specialism to give you the best advice.

Our People

Kelly Hudson

Kelly graduated from Northumbria University with a first class honours degree in Law. She joined McDaniels Law in 2008 as a Trainee Solicitor and remained with the firm following qualification. She is now a Director specialising in Intellectual Property and is responsible for the overall management of the firm.

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What do I do next?

Speak to one of our design experts, Niall Head-Rapson or Kelly Hudson – email legal@mcdanielslaw.com or call +44 (0) 191 281 4000.