Industrial designs are about how things look. Industrial design registrations protect a new or original shape, configuration, pattern or ornament, or any combination of these features, applied to a finished article.
In Canada, industrial design is managed by the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO). A Canadian industrial design registration lasts for 10 years, beginning on the date of registration.
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Examples of industrial designs include:
- A repeat pattern applied to wallpaper
- The shape of a perfume bottle
- The images that are printed onto a t-shirt