Design Registration and Protection


  • A design refers to the features of a shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to an article by any industrial process. 
  • Design registration protects the external appearance of the objects primarily for design or commercial use.
  • Registered design gives the owner, exclusive rights to commercially use it, license or sell it. 


  • Obtain a right to ownership and the right to prevent others from using the design without your permission. 
  • You can exploit your design in many ways. You may use it to better protect your market share by barring copying by others, license it to third parties for commercial returns or sell the design for a sum of money.

At Emirates Intellectual Property Services, we offer complete registration, protection and enforcement services for designs including industrial designs. Our services include the following:

  • Design availability search and analysis
  • Prosecution of design applications 
  • Recording of licenses, assignments, mergers, registered user and name of design rights 
  • Maintaining protection rights and annuities.
  • Translation of documents 
  • Opposing/defending the grant of designs 

 Design Flowchart

How can we help you with your Design Registration?

Please choose the country in the list from our JURISDICTIONS page to obtain detailed information on design prosecution and requirements or CONTACT US to find out more on particular characteristics for your design to be protectable or to request for a quote.