Design Protection Act 2001 -Iceland

Icelandic Design Protection Act provides a framework for registering and administering registered designs. Designers must register their inventions with the Icelandic Design Registry to be able to exploit their creations in Iceland. Only original designs may be registered pursuant to the Act. Registered designs are available for public viewing, so that duplication in applications for registration is avoided. This article provides an overview of Iceland's design protection system.

The following questions have been addressed in this article:

Under which circumstances will a design not be afforded protection under the Act?
What designs are excluded from the definition of design rights?
How long does the protection of a registered design last and what is the renewal process for designs?
When does a registered design lapse?

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