The main purpose of design law is to protect the design element of industrial production and to promote innovative activity in the field of industries. In 1842, George Bruce was awarded the first design patent for fonts.
Designs Act, 2000
The New Designs Act, 2000 conforms to international trends in design administration.
The TRIPS Agreement provides minimum standards of protection of industrial designs.
Article 2.1 of TRIPS Agreement obligates its members to comply with Articles 1 to
12 and Article 19 of the Paris Convention.
Article 26.1 confers upon the owner of a protected industrial design, the right to
prevent third parties not having his consent from making, selling or importing articles
bearing or embodying a design which is a copy, or substantially a copy, of the protected
design when such acts are undertaken for commercial purposes.
Irish Copyright and Design Law (Ring-bound) by Robert Clark
The Geneva Act (1999) Of The Hague Agreement Concerning The International Registration Of Industrial Designs: Drafting History and Analysis Kluwer Law International by William T., III Fryer
Copyright and Designs Law:A Question of Balance by Peter Groves
The Geneva Act (1999) Of The Hague Agreement Concerning The International Registration Of Industrial Designs