The design is the particular appearance of a product resulting from a set of lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product itself or its ornamentation, without changing the application or purpose of the product.
The product is any industrial or handicraft item including parts intended to be assembled into a complex product, packaging, presentation, graphic symbols and typographic typefaces, with exclusion of computer programs.
In order to register an Industrial Design in Spain two requirements must be met: novelty and individual character, which is to say that the impression a design produces on an informed user differs from the overall impression another design may have produced before.
An industrial design can be the main reason for a consumer to purchase a product, for it can make it more attractive and appealing to customers, adding value to it.
Owning the rights of a design not only awards you the privilege of exclusivity by preventing third parties to reproduce or copy without permission, but also: It distinguishes your products from those of your competitors, it improves the image of your company, and it constitutes a right that can be transferred or sold, providing a source of income.