Has a similar design been filed by another party?


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Despite the innovative characteristics of your product, there may be earlier products or shapes on the market which are protected and which may jeopardize the commercialization of your new product incorporating a new design.

In order to find out whether third parties file or plan to use similar designs, watch services are to be set-up to continuously be informed about competitors Design, Trade Mark and Patent filing activities.

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Invalidity procedures before IP offices

Our services range from landscaping exercises to setting up internal guidelines and other tools and performing dedicated watch services.  We are fully set up to take the appropriate actions against third party design registrations, including invalidity actions before the Offices.

We can rely on a dedicated group of in-house information specialists and fully customize our services to our client’s needs.

Depending on your needs, we set up regular review meetings, which can be coupled to landscaping reports.

In order to clear such concerns as much as possible, you may consider certain actions as part of your commercialization strategy.

We aim at proactively assisting our clients with the identification of relevant third party design rights, copyrights, patent rights and trademark rights which all may have an impact on the freedom to operate with the product.

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We use sophisticated information tools but allow an easy understanding of possible risks.


We aim at providing you with any relevant information on third party filings within the shortest term possible in order to allow you to organize your action strategy.


GEVERS monitors designs, but also design and/or patent applications of third parties. This will enable you to quickly identify the intentions of other parties or competitors and to react quickly where required so to avoid damage.

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