Protecting your shop interior: what are the options?

By Nina Dorenbosch

11-2019

An original look can be a great selling point for your store as well as an easy way for customers to recognize your brand without even looking at the name. Yet how do you keep copycats from running away with your concept? This article explores a couple of options.

Many may remember how some years ago Apple successfully trademarked its iconic store design in several countries. But this wasn’t without a few bumps in the road – including a reference to the European Court of Justice – and still Apple’s trademark for the shop interior was refused in several countries. So what are the other options for protecting the interior design of your store?

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