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					Presentation and Outline of
      DesignFinder

                 February 2007
             Presented by Ricardo Vieira
  Director Industrial Designs and Rights Protection
                       Questel



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       Presentation Outline
•   Designs : short definition
•   What is DesignFinder ?
•   What about Free Access ?
•   What does DesignFinder offer over free
    services ?
• What else does DesignFinder offer ?




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Characteristics of Designs
• The outward appearance of a product or part of
  it which results from the lines, contours, color,
  shape, texture, materials and its ornamentation.
• A registered design or design patent is a
  monopoly intellectual property right for the visual
  appearance of the whole or a part of a product
  resulting from the features of, in particular: the
  lines, contours, colors, shape, texture and
  materials of the product or its ornamentation.




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   What is DesignFinder ?
• DesignFinder is a database built by
  collecting registered designs information
  from around the world
• Database is updated in line with IP offices’
  publishing schedules
• Access is offered via a fixed annual fee
  subscription
• It is designed to allow easy access
• DesignFinder contains a number of modules,
  tools, and features to ease working with data


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  What does DesignFinder
  offer over free services ?
• Single-Language interface (currently FR, DE,
  EN) for all databases
• Save time by cross-searching entire database
  selection with 1 search
• Save time by browsing images very rapidly
  using color-coded text results
• Save searches
• Alerts, Exports, and Reports
• Annotate or comment on relevant records

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          Key Features of
           DesignFinder
• Each design has a single record; foreign multi-
  design applications become transparent
• Workflow features allow tagging of records to
  easily create subsets for further work by an
  individual or group
• Professional searchers can predefine searches
  to be assigned to individual users or groups
• Users can administer their own accounts, add
  new users, create groups, assign profiles




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             Thank you
For more information please contact:

Laetitia Aymonin (North America)
+1 703-519-6731
laymonin@questel.orbit.com

Caterina Dauvergne (Europe)
+33670769178
cdauvergne@questel.fr




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