Industrial Designs

Registration of an industrial design shall, according to law, be given to the first person whose application fulfills all the right conditions or to the person who by satisfying the conditions, shall be the first to lawfully apply for priority of registration on the ground of having made an application for registration in a foreign country at an earlier date.

An industrial design shall not be considered new if it is available to the public, at any place and by any means whether by prior use or description before the date of an application for its registration or before the date when it can be legally claimed and unless its designer proves that he was not in a position to know about the availability of the design to the public.