Pencils of various colours on white desk

Today, the design of a product plays a considerable role in the buying decision. It provides impetus and sparks emotions. Since functional differences between products have become fewer and life cycles shorter, the visual appearance of a product is often the only perceivable distinctive feature to the customers. With attractive colours, patterns and shapes of products, companies can appeal to the emotions of customers and create customer loyalty.

On these pages, we present design protection to you, from search to registration. We provide you with an overview of the importance of design protection and the possibilities which it offers. Browse through our site to learn more about the requirements for protection for a registered design. Read why you should perform a search before filing an application. We also explain to you what you need for the application, how you can actually file an application and how the procedure is carried out by our office. And if you also think about seeking protection for your design abroad, we will show you what to do. Furthermore, we give you answers to frequently asked questions about designs.

From the world of design: musical instruments in many tonal colours

Musical instruments

It sings and sounds in the merry month of May: not only on the streets and squares, but also in our Designregister.

Musical instruments in many sound colours

Create your own personal orchestra or band - find your favourite instrument in the DPMAregister design

Design-Nummer 40 2021 202 145-0001; Guitars; 17-03
black Piano
Design-Nummer 40 2017 101 022-0004; Pianos; 17-03
Design-Nummer 40 2014 002 206-0001; Violins; 17-03
Little bells
Design-Nummer 40 2021 203 798-0004; little bells; 17-04
Part of a stringed instrument
Design-Nummer 40 2022 200 061-0001; Harps; Stringed instruments; Stringed musical instruments; Zithers; 17-03
Design-Nummer 40 2016 200 464-0001; Accordions; Harmonicas; Patterns; 17-01, 17-02, 19-08
Part of a percussion instrument
Design-Nummer 40 2022 202 585-0006; bass drums [musical instruments]; musical drums; percussion instruments; 17-04
Xylophone made of wood and glass
Design-Nummer 40 2018 201 033-0001; Percussion instruments; Xylophone; 17-04

Even more design worlds

Here you can find our previous themes.

Picture:, picture 2: 10; weitere Bilder: DPMA aus DPMAregister

Last updated: 6 May 2024