Eco wood design specialises in custom-designed furniture that is hand-crafted by owner and designer - Stephen Ziguras.
For over a decade, Ziguras has been designing and making furniture, homewares and wooden objects to order.
His creations are influenced by the Arts and Craft movement, Danish design and Japanese techniques using recycled and sustainably sourced timber. Danish-inspired handcrafted bowls are a feature of the Eco wood collection.
These geometric, sculptured bowls have been featured in The Design Files, Vogue Living and Furnishing International.
Early on Ziguras identified the importance of protecting his time and effort by investing in intellectual property (IP) protection but was unsure as to what type of protection he needed. His advice to others is to investigate the distinctions between different IP rights such as design, trade mark and copyright and figure out which ones will compliment your business objectives.
The main business advantage to registering IP for Eco wood design is that Ziguras is confident that his work and investment is protected and that he can pitch his design as being a unique product.
It can act as a deterrent to others who might copy his design or pass it off as their own and as an IP rights owner, Eco wood design has exclusive rights over its registered IP property.
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Registering your IP
- Have you developed a brand? Protect it with a registered trade mark. You can learn about trade marks, search for existing trade marks and apply for a trade mark.
- Protect the way your product works with a patent. Learn about the benefits of patents, search for existing patents and get an idea of how much a patent may cost.
- Protect the way your product looks with a design. You can learn about designs, search for existing designs and apply.
- Understand your commercialisation options to monetise your IP.
- If you’re an entrepreneur or start-up our IP – your business edge magazine helps steer you through how protecting your IP can help grow your business.
- We understand the IP system can be complex so we’ve put together the basics for patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights.