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Guide for Innovative and Creative Minds

  

No protection for

Not protected are designs which

  • are purely functional (e.g., the threads on a screw)
  • Offend public morality or order
  • Go against the law (e.g., the Federal Law on Protection of Coats of Arms)


The design act does not cover

  • Ways of producing (e.g., ways of making clothes)
  • Practical uses (e.g., flow charts)
  • Technical functions


Such things could possibly be protected by a patent.

  

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