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Designing IP

Take the Survey
Thank you for visiting Designing IP. This website serves as a platform for a series of studies being conducted by the International Max Planck Research School for Competition and Innovation (IMPRS-CI) concerning the legal protection of designs. To participate, please click the ‘Take Survey’ button above.
Fun, Informative & Charitable
We designed the surveys to be fun, informative, and short (only 10 to 15 minutes). You will answer questions about a series of designs that were litigated sometime over the last 15 years. In many cases, you will have to place yourself into the shoes of a juror. At the end of the survey, you can learn more about design protection, and you can even find out how the courts ruled on each design.

As an added bonus and small token of our gratitude, your participation in the study will automatically enter you into a lottery to win one of twelve different $100 prizes that you can donate to your favorite design, art, or humanitarian-related charity. Therefore, your participation will not only help us learn more about design protection, but it may help the next generation of designers, artists, or those less fortunate.
Share the Survey
The success of this research will depend in large part on the number of people that take the survey. Please help us spread it by using the email and black social media buttons located throughout the website (e.g., Facebook). These buttons ensure that traffic goes to the correct pages. The survey is intended for people of all ages and backgrounds. So please share! We appreciate your support.
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The study is now closed. We are currently analyzing the data and dispersing the charitable donations. If you would like to learn more about design law, you can still access the study's informational materials here. Thank you for your support!