19.1.2016 - 19:08
The design of Kehto, the pet burial product launched by Unifier last year, has been protected under the Registered Designs Act by the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. – By protecting our design, we maintain and develop Finnish design, planning and manufacture. Design right protects the original design of the product, for example, from imitation, says Vesa Huttunen, CEO of Unifier.
– Clean and linear Scandinavian design enjoys popularity across the world, and unprotected design products quickly become victims of industrial plagiarism, particularly in Asia. Protecting innovations is vital in both the domestic and international market, and by protecting our design, we maintain and develop Finnish design, planning and manufacture. Design right protection refers primarily to the registration of designs, CEO Vesa Huttunen says.
In order to be granted a design right under the Finnish Registered Designs Act, the design must be registered at the Finnish Patent and Registration Office. Design rights are only granted to original and unique designs.
The design right gives its holder an exclusive right to use the product. The registration of a design right protects the designer from abuse of the design, such as imitation, manufacture, utilisation, importation, exportation or offering for sale through advertisement or exhibition.
– We are happy and very pleased that our design was granted protection. The protection shows that we managed to create an innovative and novel product in the pet market. This is also a way to protect distinguished, Finnish design work, Mr Huttunen says.