International Industrial Design Protection

Date: 2018-06-08
Authors: Stuart Irvine & Daneta Crump

FPA’s experts in design registration protection, Daneta Crump and Stuart Irvine, recently presented at the inaugural Design Law Boot Camp held by the American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) in Arlington, Virginia. The Boot Camp brought together Design experts from across the United States and a small number of invited International speakers. Stuart and Daneta spoke on the importance of preparing a priority application that gives consideration to the different requirements in key jurisdictions in order to avoid potential pitfalls from the lack of international harmonisation.

A copy of the paper accompanying the presentation can be downloaded here.

Stuart Irvine is an Australian patent attorney and Principal in our Sydney office. Stuart obtained bachelor degrees in law and computer science from the University of New South Wales and a Masters of law from the University of Melbourne. Stuart’s practice focuses on designs and patents (particularly in the ICT area), from high level portfolio strategy and management to the preparation, filing and prosecution of applications. Stuart is also experienced in advising on validity and infringement matters and providing specialist assistance in design and patent litigation. Stuart is co-author of the Australia chapter of the 2nd Edition of the Wolters Kluwer text “Industrial Design Rights: An International Perspective” (2016).

Daneta Crump is an Australian patent attorney and Principal in our Melbourne office. Daneta has a Bachelor of Engineering in Product Design Engineering from Swinburne University of Technology and is current Chair of the External Advisory Committee for this course. She also regularly lectures in IP to design undergraduates. Daneta is a specialist in registered designs, creating tailored filing strategies taking into consideration the commercial realities of product development and her client’s business as well as the unique legal requirements in their key markets. Her industrial design background provides her with the ability to pre-empt alternative design solutions to maximise protection. She regularly works with design teams on redesigning products to avoid infringement. Daneta also prepares and prosecutes patent applications, working in numerous technology areas, including medical devices and instrumentation, hand tools, consumer products, mining equipment, manufacturing processes and the building industry. Daneta is an Associate Member of the Design Institute of Australia (DIA), a 2018 judge of the DIA Graduate of the Year Awards for industrial design and was a member of the judging panel for the 2014 Australian Good Design Awards.