Alexander Stack Professional Corporation Toronto

Design Patents/ Industrial Designs

Designs protect the appearance and ornamentation of useful objects, such as the shape of a bottle or the design of a chair. These rights have different names in different countries – in Canada, they are industrial designs, while in the United States, they are design patents.

I can help you with
  • Deciding whether to file a design application, including searches to assess the prior art
  • Preparing a design application
  • Deciding where, how and when to file your patent application, including the filing of international or Hague Treaty applications
  • Filing and prosecuting Canadian and foreign design applications
  • Planning and handling design portfolios
  • Design licensing (both in- and out- licensing) and related commercial agreements
  • Infringement, freedom-to-operate and validity analyses
  • Cease and desist letters; advice on enforcement


Alexander Stack Professional Corporation serves clients from Toronto, Hamilton, Kitchener, Waterloo, Ottawa and across Canada and globally.