The term model means the external appearance of a product. For example, the shape of a product or the appearance. We are not talking about a photo model when we talk about a model.



– The design of a new coffee machine

– A sports car

– A special vase


With a design registration, the applicant (the holder/owner) owns the right to exploit (use) a model for a certain period. A monopoly over a certain period of time (25 years with a European model). A model can also be registered abroad.


Merkenbureau Heemskerk can advise you on how to protect your model as well as possible. The entire administrative procedure will be taken over from you. Whether you want your model to be protected in the Netherlands, Europe or worldwide. With us you are at the right address.