Q. Consider the following statements regarding industrial designs:
1.Industrial designs are applied to products of industry and handicraft items.
2.The duration of the protection of industrial designs is at least to 10 years.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
Explanation: In principle, the owner of a registered industrial design or of a design patent has the right to prevent third parties from making, selling or importing articles bearing or embodying a design which is a copy, or substantially a copy, of the protected design, when such acts are undertaken for commercial purposes.
- Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of products of industry and handicraft items: from packages and containers to furnishing and household goods, from lighting equipment to jewelry, and from electronic devices to textiles.
- Industrial designs may also be relevant to graphic symbols, graphical user interfaces (GUI), and logos. Industrial design rights are granted for a limited period.
- The duration of the protection of industrial designs varies from country to country, but it amounts at least to 10 years.
- In many countries, the total duration of protection is divided into successive renewable periods.