Rockin’ Registered Design – Bang & Olufsen’s “Loudspeaker”

  • 2021348Rockin’ 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.

Post by Alex Crick, Patent Scientist, EIP

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