Industrial Designs

Where industrial designs have been produced by draftsmen, painters, sculptors, and the like, employed in a domestic industrial establishment, on commission or for the account of the owner of the industrial establishment, the latter shall be deemed the author of the industrial design, where not otherwise provided by contract.

The author’s rights shall pass to his heirs. Such rights may be assigned to other persons, with or without restriction, by way of contract or of testamentary disposition.