We focus on design and design protection.

The importance of design to consumers and to businesses is paramount. Design is the face of innovation, and design rights are important intellectual property assets.  Design is a powerful competitive force and brand differentiator and now, more than ever,

Looks Matter. Legally

Design is creative and multidisciplinary and design protection demands deep experience and a thoughtful approach.

At Saidman DesignLaw Group, our expertise is well established and our practice continues at the forefront of design law.

Our practice regularly involves:

  • Domestic and Worldwide design patent counseling and portfolio management;
  • Protection of product designs across a range of industries, products and services, with substantial experience in consumer electronics, consumer goods, automotive and industrial products;
  • Protection of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs);
  • Tough design patent protection issues, including broad protection for overall designs, partial designs and design features, iterative designs, mating designs, replacement parts; and non-traditional designs;
  • Consulting for foreign IP practitioners and their clients;
  • Appeals of final rejections to the Patent Trial and Appeals Board;
  • Design patent reissue applications;
  • Responding to refusals in Hague International Design Applications designating the U.S.;
  • Conducting and consulting in district court litigation involving design patents;
  • Consulting on ITC actions involving design patents;
  • Appellate representation of design patent issues before the Federal Circuit and U.S. Supreme Court;
  • Inter Partes and Post Grant Review proceedings;
  • Consulting  and expert witness representation in trade dress litigation;
  • Trademark registration and enforcement; and
  • Copyright registration and enforcement.

Each year we help domestic and international clients file hundreds of design applications in the U.S. and abroad. See examples of issued U.S. design patents here.



Our dedicated team of design law attorneys and support professionals have great enthusiasm for design and exceptional experience and ability to tackle your toughest design law challenges.


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