Industrial Design Rights

Industrial design right is a type intellectual property right awarded for the protection of the visual aspects of items which are not made for purely utilitarian reasons. An industrial design right protects the shape, pattern, colour or combination of patterns and...

Difference between Aesthetic & Functional Design Rights

South African design rights fall into two major categories, that of aesthetic and functional. The difference between aesthetic and functional design rights lies mainly in the purpose. Aesthetic design rights are awarded on the basis of the appearance of an article. It...