"Design" means the appearance of some or all of a product resulting from the features such as the lines, contours, colour, shape, texture or materials of the product itself or its ornamentation.
Examples of some registered designs are shown below:
A handheld communications device
Registration No. 20777
Research in Motion Limited
Registration No. 20872
Lucozade Ribena Suntory Limited
A body for a motor vehicle
Registration No. 20251
|Irish Dancer Logo
Registration No. 22046
Enterprise Asia Irl Ltd
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.