double_arrow
Article Archive


double_arrow
Ask an Expert

double_arrow Ask an Expert

reCAPTCHA

What Our Customers Say...

Albright IP Limited
4.9
Based on 85 reviews
powered by Google
JDG TimeSave Tools
JDG TimeSave Tools
17:53 08 Mar 22
Absolutely excellent... Clear, detailed and prompt responses with no sales... pressure at all.No upselling for their fee either, just a fair, professional appraisal...Thanks to Allbright, I am not spending thousands on a low hope project (when I so easily could have been).read more
James
James
19:06 07 Mar 22
Thank you to the team, very professional, very helpful I would fully... recommend them to take care if your business. Thanks for a great service 👍read more
21 kevill
21 kevill
17:26 26 Nov 21
Albright IP have been very good to me. Their ability to explain complex... topics in an easy to digest manner and carrying out the work in a good time scale was great. while also keeping me up to date with the application .Then end result being that we accomplished everything I wanted to in time and budget.Highly recommend.read more
See All Reviews
js_loader


double_arrow
Need a Product Designer?


double_arrow
Helpful Tips

Do I have to identify the designer?
It is possible to waive the name of the designer when filing a European Community Design, but you should be sure that you have the rights to the design

Albright IP Ranks Amongst the Top UK Filers of Registered Designs

by | Jan 4, 2019

Albright Directors

The December edition of The Chartered Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys Review (CITMA) has revealed that Albright IP has ranked in the top 50 of the country’s IP attorneys.  Albright IP were noted in the magazine as one of the firms who has helped to drive the record number of filings of Registered Designs in the UK over recent years.

Out of some 1,500 patent attorneys registered in the UK, Albright IP achieved a ranking of 28th for filing UK Registered Designs and a ranking of 40th for filing registered community designs (RCDs) last year.

The CITMA article which can be read in full below, highlights how Albright IP has contributed to the continued rise in design filings. According to the UK IPO, UK trademark and design applications have hit record highs and have been increasing year on year since 1995.

Robert Games, MD of Albright IP commented on the filing figures. “It’s fantastic to see that we are delivering above and beyond so many larger firms. I think the increase we are seeing in businesses filing Registered Designs has a lot to do with preventing copying, because Registered Designs provide great protection against direct or close copies. The test for infringement refers to creating, ‘a similar overall impression’, and so Registered Designs provide great protection against any knock off products. Not only are they long lasting but with the recently reduced UK IPO filing fee, Registered Designs are a relatively inexpensive right to obtain and are very good value for money.”

Case law has also been a driver, highlighting the importance of using an attorney to provide accurate advice on what to register.  High profile cases such as the Magmatic vs PMS International, are a stark reminder for companies of the consequences for getting it wrong.

“Attorneys have a duty to explain to the client what form of protection they think is available or appropriate” adds Robert. “Generally speaking if there’s a new part or a new visual aspect, then a Registered Design should always be advised. This type of advice is where we excel. Through our sister product design company, Duku, we’re involved in the development of products from the very start. This has given us a really good understanding of the effort that goes into producing a high quality visual product and explains why we always push our clients to file Registered Designs.

Headquartered in Cheltenham, Albright IP employs 27 people and has seen significant growth over the past few years. The firm now works with over 2,000 companies across the world, including Europe, the US and China.

You can see the article in full here on page 18:

https://www.citma.org.uk/uploads/assets/uploaded/5ee84e0e-a65e-44ca-948517f37639f79c.pdf