What is a design?
A design is the outward appearance of a product or part of it, resulting from the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture, materials and/or its ornamentation. Organisations ranging from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to huge multinationals use the designs registration system to protect products, such as industrial or handicraft items, including packaging, graphic symbols and typefaces.
Designview is an online consultation tool allowing any Internet user to search, free of charge, the designs of all participating offices, including Office of Harmonization for the Internal Market (OHIM) and National Offices. It gives access to design applications and registrations provided by the participating offices though a single platform. Each office owns the content it makes available and is responsible for its daily update.