A registered design carries the exclusive right to manufacture
and distribute designs and models of aesthetic value. Registered
designs protect the outward appearance of two-dimensional or
three-dimensional items (e. G. Shapes or colors).
The design must be entered in the Designs Register of the
DPMA to obtain protection. The DPMA does not verify whether
the design is novel or has individual character when it is entered
in the Register. Civil Courts will clarify this matter in the event
Protection is valid up to 25 years from the date of filing.