How Do I Register My Product Design?

Product design registration is a process used to protect the legal rights to unique and innovative products. It grants the owner of the product the exclusive right to reproduce, manufacture and market the design. This type of registration is often used by professionals in industries such as engineering, architecture, fashion, furniture and automotive design.

The first step in registering a product design is to research existing designs. It may be that someone else has already registered a similar product design, so it is important for you to determine whether or not your design is unique before you proceed with registration. You should also check with any professional or trade organizations that you are a member of to see if they offer any services or resources that can help you with your research.

Once you have determined that your product design is unique, the next step is to apply for registration. This can be done through the US Copyright Office or any other applicable state authority.

The application forms must be filled out accurately and completely in order for your registration to be approved. You may also need additional documents such as proof of ownership or evidence of innovation.

When filing your application, it is important to note that there are several different types of protection available for product designs. In addition to copyright protection, which covers artistic expression of a product’s shape, color and texture, there are also patents and trademarks which provide more specific protections related to mechanical functions or brand recognition.

After filing the application forms, it may take several months before your product design will be approved for registration status. During this time period, it is important to remember that in some cases another party may challenge your registration if they believe their own rights have been infringed upon.


Registering a product design requires thorough research into existing designs as well as accurate completion of application forms. Once submitted however it may take several months for approval from the US Copyright Office or other applicable state authority before full legal protection can be granted for the owner’s exclusive rights over their unique and innovative products.