Registered Design Benefits

The benefits of registered design protection should not be overlooked. Consider the following advantages:

1. Owners are granted the exclusive right to manufacture, import/export, use and/or stock those products to which the design is affixed/the product design.

2. Owners are entitled to licence others to use the design. Â

3. Owners have the right to enforce their rights before the courts against infringers and claim damages against them (provided the registration number is displayed on the product). Â

4. Registered designs are recognised appreciating financial assets. Â

5. Registered designs provides for enhanced trade mark protection not restricted by class/market sector. This in turn assists with the enhancement of trade mark portfolio management.

6. Cost effective registration for up to a 25 year monopoly right.

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