Does your jurisdiction have a registered design right, and, if so, what is the duration of protection conferred?

Yes, registered designs are protected for a period of 5 years, extendable up to a total of 25 years (in 5 year blocks).

Does your jurisdiction have an unregistered design right, and if so, what is the duration of protection conferred? 

No (excluding EU community design rights). However, an unregistered design may be protected under the Unfair Competition Law, provided that the conditions specified in this act are met.

Does your jurisdiction have a grace period in respect of design filings? 

Yes 

Is your jurisdiction a party to the Hague International Filing System on a national level?

Yes

 
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