Brera Design District

Fighting the counterfeiting of design with SIB

The registered design is an effective deterrent to improper counterfeiting of products from unfair competitors.

Register your design, stop the manufacturing and sale of counterfeits and exploit your idea as an intangible asset: let intellectual property firm SIB take care of it.

Counterfeiting figures have been on the rise for years. US and Italian enterprises are the hardest hit by the phenomenon of counterfeiting and piracy which is now worth as much as 2.5% of worldwide trade and 5% of imports into the European Union (OECD figures).

How to fight back? Start by registering your design

Design registration is low-cost and confers exclusive rights on the product’s visible features, offering a simple and cheap defence against counterfeits.

Design registration allows the registration’s owner to:
- stop the manufacturing, sale and importation of imitations
- exploit the design as an intangible and saleable asset
- benefit from the Italian Patent box fiscal regime

Over 1.2 million design registrations were applied for globally in the year 2017 alone (WIPO figures).

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