Monday, 7 April 2008
Registered Design protection in South Africa
Dr Wim Alberts, writing for De Rebus (a South African legal magazine) explains the principles and legislation relating to “Registered Design Protection” in South Africa. A notable characteristic of the legislation is the inclusion of provisions for both functional and aesthetic designs. In addition he discusses the overlap and interplay between design protection and that afforded by other IP laws such as copyright and patents in South Africa.