Statement of novelty

Statement of novelty

Each set of representations must include, on the front of the first sheet, a statement which clearly identifies the novel features of the design in terms of; "Shape”, “configuration", pattern" and/or "ornament". This should be phrased along the lines of the following example:
"The features of the design for which novelty is claimed are the shape and configuration* of the article as shown in the representations".
(*and/or "Pattern and ornament" as appropriate).

"Shape", "configuration", "pattern" and/or "ornament" are the only features that can be protected by design registration and the Statement of Novelty must not include any description of the use of the article or its features, or of its advantages or method of construction.

Applications to register the pattern or ornaments of a design to be applied to textile articles, wallpaper or lace should be filed without a Statement of Novelty as such articles are entitled to the protection of their features of pattern and ornament only.


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