The registration of an Industrial Design allows designers to obtain protection for the appearance of products that they have designed.
Registrable designs must have features of shape, pattern, or ornamentation which are present in the product. These features in the product must be apparent to the eye. Registrable designs do not include methods or principles of construction which are more appropriately afforded protection under the Patents Act.
In accordance with a law passed in 2004, registration and certification of a design will grant the owner the right to use, make, and sell products under the registered design for a period of up to ten years.
Wrays can advise you of the most appropriate manner in which to seek protection for your design, we prepare and file all documents, including drawings prepared by our specialist staff, that may be required for your design application. We can also deal with any objections raised as a result of an examination of your application by the Designs Office.
If you require design protection in other countries, we will provide you with the latest advice and, through our network of foreign associates, prepare and file design applications throughout the world.