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Difference between Aesthetic & Functional Design Rights

Enforceability of a Registered Design

An enforceable right is only obtained once a design has been registered. A design is only registered by the South African Designs Office a few months after...

Difference between Aesthetic & Functional Design Rights

How long does a Design Application take?

A Design application usually takes about eight months from the date of filing the application until notification of registration is received from the South African Designs Office. If...

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