Industrial Designs

Industrially applicable and novel industrial designs shall be eligible for registration.

Designs that are created independently of known designs or combinations of known features of designs, and which differ significantly there from, shall be considered as novel.

The protection conferred to an industrial design shall not cover those elements or features that were dictated solely by technical considerations or by the performance of a technical function, and which do not embody any arbitrary contribution on the part of the designer; it shall likewise not cover those elements or features of which their exact reproduction was necessary to allow the product incorporating the design to be mechanically assembled or connected to another product of which it constitutes an integral part or component; this limitation shall not apply to goods in which the design element lies in a shape or form intended to permit the multiple assembly or connection of the goods or their interconnection within a modular system.