Discuss on how to find an effective protection on industrial design by intellectual property law

Yani Zhang


Intellectual property consists of copyright law, trademark law and patents. Normally they have their own area to regulate. Since industrial design has both technical creation and artistic value, how to protect a industrial design could be an complicated issue. If an industrial design is recognized in the market place as distinctive of a particular manufacturer’s products, there is no good reason for not allowing it to be registered as a trade mark. In this paper, different ways of protection has been discussed according particular situation

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