The scope and definition of design, just like its protection, concerns the appearance of any industrial or handcraft item resulting in particular, from the characteristics of its lines, contours, colours, shape, texture and/or materials of the product itself and/or of its ornamentation, provided that they are new and have an individual character. Not only the product itself but also its packaging, texts, graphic symbols and typographic characters that define it, as well as its ornamentation, may take advantage of such protection.

De Simone & Partners has extensive experience in the protection of models and design and continues to work with creative enterprises of all sizes, from young designers to multinationals. We are proud to say that we have actively contributed to the protection of works that have become true icons of Made in Italy. 

Our consultancy includes every phase of the registration procedure: from searches and opinions of registration to drafting and filing, as well as the subsequent phases of management, protection and enforcement of exclusive rights across the world.