DESIGNS ACT

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

   1   Short title

   2   Interpretation

 

PART I
Designs

   3   Register of Designs

   4   Author of new design to be deemed proprietor thereof

   5   Application for registration of design

   6   Drawings, etc to be furnished on application for registration

   7   Copyright on registration

   8   Marking registered designs

   9   Inspection of, and taking copies of, registered designs

   10   Information as to existence of copyright

   11   Ceasing of copyright and cancellation of registration

   12   Penalty on piracy of registered design

 

PART II
General

   13   Trusts

   14   Scandalous design

   15   When design deemed to be registered

   16   Entry of assignments and transmissions

   17   Inspection of extracts from Register

   18   Correction of errors and amendment

   19   Certificate of Registrar evidence

   20   Orders by a Judge

   21   Powers of Court or Judge

   22   Persons under disability

   23   Publication of quarterly list

   24   Declarations

   25   Rules and fees

   26   Fees to be paid into the Consolidated Fund

   27   Exemption from stamp duty

   28   Exemption from fees

 

THE DESIGNS ACT

[Date of Commencement: 15th July, 1937]

Cap 97.

Act 9 of 1975.

1   Short title

   This Act may be cited as the Designs Act.

2   Interpretation

   In this act-

   "class" means prescribed class;

   "copyright" means the exclusive right to apply a design to any article of manufacture as to any such substance as in this section mentioned in the class or classes in which the design is registered;

   "Court" means the Supreme Court;

   "design" means any design applicable to any article of manufacture, or to any substance artificial or natural or partly artificial and partly natural, whether the design is applicable for the pattern, or for the shape or configuration or for the ornament thereof or for any two or more such purposes, and by whatever means it is applicable, whether by printing, painting, embroidering, weaving, sewing, modelling, casting, embossing, engraving, staining, or any other means whatever, manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined;

   "Judge" means a Judge of the Court;

   "registered" means registered in the Register of Designs and "registration" has a corresponding meaning;

   "Registrar" means the Registrar of Companies;

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