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What is design right?

Design right is the most important legal tool to protect industrial designs. You can protect your design by registering it, in which case you secure yourself an exclusive right to the products you have designed.

Design rights are mainly used in business, but they can as well be applied for or owned by private persons.

Please note that you can apply to register your design at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office (PRH) only in Finnish or in Swedish. Read more about how to apply.

Apply to register your design in Finnish or in Swedish.

Information about registered designs in our Design Database

Go to our Design Information Service.


Other possibilities to protect your rights

A trademark distinguishes the goods and services of your company from similar goods and services of other companies. Read more about trademarks.

A patent gives you an exclusive right to use your invention commercially. Read more about patents.

A utility model, like a patent, gives you an exclusive right to use your invention commercially. It is intended to protect simple device and product inventions. Read more about utility models.

Current affairs

20 million euro grant scheme for small and medium-sized enterprises to access their intellectual property rights

A 20 million euro grant scheme Ideas Powered for Business SME Fund for small and medium-sized enterprises has kicked off. The system provides financial support based on reimbursements and guidance for e.g. drafting national trademark and design applications and EU trademark and Community design applications.