WHAT RIGHTS ARE GIVEN BY REGISTRATION OF A DESIGN?
The registered owner of a design has the exclusive rights:
- to use the design; and
- to authorise other persons to use the design.
The registered owner of a design has also the right to take action under Design Act No 3 of 2003 if his or her design has been infringed. Note that the registered owner has these rights from the date of registration of the design.