Registrable designs ;Designs are not new or original if they do not significantly differ from known designs or combination of design features.

A design may, upon application made by the person claiming to be the proprietor, be registered under this Ordinance in respect of any article or the set of articles specified in the application.For the purposes of novelty, any disclosure to the public of the industrial design shall not be taken into consideration if it occurred within twelve months preceding the filing date or, where applicable, the priority date, of the application and if it was-by-reason or in consequence of acts committed by the applicant or his predecessor in title or of an abuse committed by a third party with regard to the applicant or his predecessor in title.