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Blog 19 Jun 2019

"What is the connection between designs rights and copyright?"

In this rubric, the basics regarding Intellectual Property will be explained. #YouAskWeAnswer. We have shifted our focus from trademarks to designs.

Multiple rights

In some cases a product is not only protected by means of the design rights, but also by the copyright. This is only the case if the product meets the copyright requirements. In other words, is the product original and does it bear the maker’s personal stamp?


The copyright follows automatically upon creation. But until a judge pronounces judgement, it is uncertain whether this right prevails. It should therefore not be taken for granted that a product is protected by copyright. The advantage of a design is that it is registered and published in an official register.