This registration protects the visual appearance of manufactured products. A registered design gives you a legally enforceable right to use your product's design to gain a marketing edge. It also prevents others from using the design without your agreement.
A design is the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation that when applied to an article gives the article a unique appearance.
- Design registration is intended to protect designs which have an industrial or commercial use.
- Designs which are essentially artistic works are covered by copyright legislation and are not eligible for design registration.
- The protection you receive is only for the appearance of the article and not how it works.
Please consult the Contact officer for more information.