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   KOREA IP LAWS > Design Act


CHAPTER I : General Provisions

- Article 1 Purpose
- Article 2 Definitions
- Article 3 Persons Entitled to Obtain Design Registration
- Article 4 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act

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CHAPTER II : Requirements for Design Registration and Design Applications

- Article 5 Requirements for Design Registration
- Article 6 Unregistrable Designs
- Article 7 Similar Designs
- Article 8 Exception to Loss of Novelty
- Article 9 Applications for Registration
- Article 10 Joint Application
- Article 11 A Single Application for a Single Design
- Article 11bis Application for Multiple Design Registration
- Article 12Design of a Set of Articles
- Article 13 Secret Designs
- Article 14 Application for Design Registration Filed by an Unentitled Person and Protection of the Lawful Holder of a Right
- Article 15 Design Registration Granted to an Unentitled Person and Protection of the Lawful Holder of a Right
- Article 16 First-to-File Rule
- Article 17 Amendment of Procedure
- Article 18 Amendment to Application and Change of Gist
- Article 18bis Rejection of Amendment
- Article 19 Division of Applications for the Registration of Designs
- Article 20 Conversion of an Application
- Article 20bis Conversion of an Application for Unexamined Design Registration etc
- Article 21 Deleted
- Article 22 Deleted
- Article 23 Priority Claim under a Treaty
- Article 23bis Laying Open an Application
- Article 23ter Effect of Laying Open an Application
- Article 23quater Transfer etc of the Right to Obtain Design Registration
- Article 23quinquies Furnishing of Information
- Article 24 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act

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CHAPTER III : Examination

- Article 25 Examination by an Examiner
- Article 26 Decision to Refuse Design Registration
- Article 27 Notification of Reasons for Refusal
- Article 28 Decision to Grant Design Registration
- Article 29 Method of Deciding to Grant or Refuse Design Registration
- Article 29bis Opposition to the Registration of an Unexamined Design
- Article 29ter Amendment to Grounds for an Opposition to Unexamined Design Registration etc
- Article 29quater Collegial Body for Examinations and Decisions etc
- Article 29quinquies Decision on Opposition to Unexamined Designs Registration
- Article 30 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act

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CHAPTER IV : Resistration Fees and Registration of Designs

- Article 31 Design Registration Fees
- Article 31bis Abandonment for Each Design at the Time of Paying Registration Fees
- Article 32 Payment of Registration Fees by an Interested Party
- Article 33 Late Payment of Registration Fees
- Article 33bis Remaining Payment of Registration Fees
- Article 33ter Restoration of an Application for Design Registration or a Design Right by Late Payment of Registration Fees etc
- Article 34 Official Fees
- Article 35 Reduction or Exemption of Registration Fees or Official Fees
- Article 36 Refund of Registration Fees etc
- Article 37 Design Register
- Article 38 Issuance of a Design Registration Certificate

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CHAPTER V : Design Right

- Article 39 Registration of Establishment of a Design Right
- Article 40 The Term of a Design Right
- Article 41 Effects of a Design Right
- Article 42 Design Right Related to a Similar Design
- Article 43 Scope of Protection of a Registered Design
- Article 44 Limitations of a Design Right
- Article 45 Relationship with another Person’s Registered Design
- Article 46 Assignment and Joint Ownership of a Design Right
- Article 47 Exclusive License
- Article 48 Deleted
- Article 49 Nonexclusive License
- Article 50 Nonexclusive License by Virtue of Prior Use
- Article 51 Nonexclusive License Due to Working before Registration of Demand for an Invalidation Trial
- Article 52 Nonexclusive License after a Design Right Expires etc
- Article 53 Abandonment of a Design Right
- Article 54 Restriction on Abandonment of a Design Right etc
- Article 55 Effect of Abandonment
- Article 56 Pledge
- Article 57 Subrogation for the Right of a Pledge
- Article 58 Nonexclusive License when Transferring the Design Right by Exercising the Pledge Right
- Article 59 Extinguishment of a Design Right in the Absence of a Successor
- Article 60 Report on Working a Registered Design
- Article 61 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act

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CHAPTER VI : Protection of Owner Design Right

- Article 62 Injunction against an Infringement etc
- Article 63 Acts Considered to be Infringing
- Article 64 Presumption etc of the Amount of Damages
- Article 65 Presumption of Negligence
- Article 66 Measures for Recovering the Reputation of the Owner of a Design Right etc
- Article 67 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act

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CHAPTER VII : Trial

- Article 67bis Trial against a Decision to Reject an Amendment
- Article 67ter Trial against a Decision to Refuse or Revoke Design Registration
- Article 68 Trial to Invalidate a Design Registration
- Article 69 Trial to Confirm the Scope of a Design Right
- Article 70 Trial for Granting a Nonexclusive License
- Article 71 Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Provisions of Examination to Trial against the Decision to Refuse Design Registration
- Mutatis Mutandis Application of the Patent Act

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CHAPTER VIII : Retrial and Litigation

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CHAPTER IX : Supplementary Provisions

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CHAPTER X : Penal Provisions

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ADDENDA

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