HRFM is nationally recognized for expertise in the area of Design law. Members of the firm's Design group are highly experienced in evaluating products, patterns, packaging, and graphic user interface, with extensive experience in obtaining various forms of protections and/or registrations. If design plays an integral part in your company's product or value, we can assist with a comprehensive design protection strategy.

National publications frequently call us for comment on relevant cases and the state of Design law, in order to educate the industry and the public on the subject. In addition, our Design attorneys are frequently asked to speak or write on Design law by members of the profession and industry specialists. We are retained for our extensive knowledge and breadth of experience in this area of law by clients located nationwide across many industries.

Without question, we are known best for our involvement in a number of landmark design cases. However, our expertise covers areas involving patent, trademark and trade dress, copyright, defenses, litigations, licensing, anti-knock off agreements, and confidential disclosures.

Design areas of practice:

  • Design patents
  • Copyrights
  • Trademark and trade dress registrations
  • Design-around services
  • Design development agreements
  • Licensing
  • Non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements
  • Designer/manufacturer agreements
  • Litigation
  • Design searches
  • Expert witness services
  • Tutorials to trade associations and boards on design law issues

The semiconductor patents we secured for use in cell phones help him stay connected.

The semiconductor patents we secured for use in cell phones help him stay connected.