Industrial Designs

Where application is made for the registration of an industrial design, the design shall be presumed to be new at the time of the application.

An industrial design is not new if, before the date of application for registration, it has been made available to the public anywhere and at any time by means of description, use or in any other way, unless it is shown to the satisfaction of the Registrar that the creator of the design could not have known that it had been made so available.