The industrial design of products (the aesthetic appearance of products) can be protected by design rights, either with patent rights or in place of patent rights. Designs are sometimes more useful than patents as they are often easier to enforce. Designs are particularly effective when the products to be protected have a short life cycle. When requested, we make the best possible use of the unique design system to assist clients in all stages of IP protection. During examination, we also actively pursue and use interviews with examiners.