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Designs Bill 2003

Part 1 Simplified outline of Chapter 6


70   Simplified outline

                   The following is a simplified outline of this Chapter:

Chapter 6 is about infringement.

Part 2 provides that a person infringes a registered design if, without the appropriate authority, the person deals in certain ways with a product that embodies the design, or a design that is substantially similar to it.

Part 2 also provides that the registered owner of a design may bring infringement proceedings. The defendant may counter-claim for rectification of the Register.

Various remedies are available, including injunction, damages or an account of profits.

Part 3 deals with unjustified threats of infringement proceedings.