There are over 10 million design registrations in the world, collected in searchable databases. Here we tell you how to use design information to make strategic decisions in your company.
Commercial use with design information
Here are some examples of what you can find out by searching in our databases:
- Has my design already been registered?
You can find out whether similar designs are already registered by searching for a specific class and also see which products are protected within your particular sector.
- Can I get inspiration for my product development?
Absolutely, allow yourself to be inspired by previous designs.
- Can I launch my product on a market where someone already has exclusive rights which are similar to mine?
This can be both problematic and expensive. You can search the databases to see whether similar designs are already registered to make sure you do not infringe anyone else's rights. As an entrepreneur, future entrepreneur or designer, you want to make money and the question of infringement is therefore an important one. If you were to infringe anyone else's rights, you may have to pay damages.
- What protects my competitors?
You can monitor your competitors by regularly searching the databases for specific enterprises or designers.
- In which countries and geographic regions are my competitors?
By searching for specific enterprises or designers, you can find out the countries in which they have protected their designs.
- Which enterprises, designers or competitors have the largest design portfolios?
You can find this out by comparing what is of interest for your sector and seeing what their portfolios contain.
Search databases and web publications
The Swedish Design Database has registered designs that apply in Sweden.
Swedish Design Database (opens in a new window)
There are international design databases, where you can search for registered designs that are valid in other markets.
In the Design Registration Journal, PRV publishes new designs which have been registered and given design protection in Sweden.
Design Registration Journal - web publications
Support for you
PRV Consulting can perform monitoring and search services for you in return for a fee.
PRV Consulting - design search services
If you need further guidance, contact our customer support team.