- Rockin’ Registered Design: UK Registered Design No. 2021348
- Filing Date: 2 March 1992
- In the name of: Bang & Olufsen A/S
- Title: Loudpseaker
- Why this registered design rocks: Unlike rockin’ patents, registered designs protect the way all or part of a product looks rather than how it works. This registered design appears to relate to Bang & Olufsen’s Beolab 8002 speaker. Not only did Bang & Olufsen seek registered design protection for this shape, they also tried to obtain a registered trademark for the shape (see next post for details). Unlike registered designs or patents, trademarks provide a potentially infinite term of protection, so could be extremely valuable.