FOR IP PROFESSIONALS

Enforcing your design

Before you can enforce your rights to your design, your registered design must be examined and issued a certificate of examination.

Infringement

If your registered design is infringed, or you believe it is being infringed, you should consider requesting an examination immediately. You may also wish to seek legal advice. If your registered design is examined and issued a certificate of examination, you may be able to take legal action against the competing party. However, if it is examined and found invalid, your design registration will be ceased or revoked and you will not be able to take any action.

Last Updated: 23/11/2013

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