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An industrial design is the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament (or any combination of these features) applied to a finished article made by hand, tool or machine. It may be, for example, the shape of a table or the shape and ornamentation of a spoon. The design must have features that appeal to the eye. An industrial design can be a two- or three-dimensional pattern used to produce a product, industrial commodity or handicraft.

We have considerable expertise in the field of industrial design rights protection. Nikolayenko IP attorneys counsel clients in the selection, adoption, registration and enforcement of their industrial designs. The Agency also assists clients in identifying and prioritizing patentable designs and in establishing company procedures for managing a design portfolio. We also have extensive experience in design dispute resolution and litigation.


  • Conduct design searches
  • Prepare, file and prosecute design applications
  • Advise, draft and negotiate design licenses
  • Opinions and consultation on design validity
  • Investigate and identify infringements and infringers
  • Evaluate design infringement allegations and provide legal opinions
  • Advise on unregistered design right
  • Assist clients in avoiding design infringement of others
  • Litigate design disputes
  • Mediate alternative dispute resolution and negotiate settlements

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Key contacts

Nikolayenko, Leonid
Managing Partner
Tel. +38 044 362 57 27