"Design" means the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colour, shape, texture or materials of the product itself or its ornamentation.
Examples of some registered designs are shown below:
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|Mobile telephone handset|
|Golf Iron Head|
|Shoes, footwear soles|
|Character holding a shield|
A registered design is a form of 'industrial property', which can be assigned, transferred, licensed or used by the owner. Design protection is territorial; in effect a design registered in Ireland is only valid in Ireland. Some aspects of the "design" may be protected by copyright.