Protectable Industrial Design
1. An Industrial Design shall be protected if it is novel and has an individual character.
2. An Industrial Design shall be considered novel if it has been not made available to the public, locally or internationally, by means of being described in words, used, published and exhibited or otherwise disclosed prior to the filing date of the Industrial Design Registration application in the Union or if the priority right was claimed, prior to the date of claim for such priority right.
3. An Industrial Design shall not be considered novel if it does not significantly differ from publicly known Industrial Designs or combinations of known Industrial Design features.
Unprotectable Industrial Design
1. An Industrial Design shall not be protectable if it falls into any of the following categories:
(a) technical or functional creations;
(b) creations that are contrary to public order, morality, religion and belief and the culture valued by the Union