1.1. Design rights: overview

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Key legislation in this topic: Designs Act: ss 5, 8, 71

A design is a type of intellectual property right. Design rights protect the overall visual appearance of a product that is manufactured or hand made for commercial purposes. A design exists only in relation to the physical product it is applied to.

For more on what constitutes a design, see Identifying the design.

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