Designs

What is a Design?

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"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:

Title HereTitle Here
               Nokia Phone                   Pepsico Bottle
Mobile telephone handset
Registration No.20433
NOKIA CORPORATION
A bottle
Registration No.20797
PEPSICO, INC
Golf Iron Club DesignShoe design
Golf Iron Head
Registration No.20511
KARSTEN MANUFACTURING
CORPORATION
Shoes, footwear soles
Registration No.20565
TOD'S S.p.A.
Mont Blanc Watch
Paul Martin Character
A wristwatch
Registration No.20448
MONTBLANC-SIMPLO GmbH
Character holding a shield
Registration No.20109
Paul Martin
 

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.