Design protection in South Africa

Design protection in South Africa is awarded based on the article appearance and not the underlying invention of the article. Design protection is cheaper than patent protection and is often in used combination with trademarks, patents, and copyright to gain maximum...

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...