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Rights of design owners

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Rights of design owners


A registered design is a personal property.  The owner of a registered design has the exclusive rights in Hong Kong to make or import for sale or hire or for use in trade or business, or to sell or hire in Hong Kong any article in respect of which the design is registered.  The registered owner may bring civil actions for infringement of the exclusive rights. Your rights as the owner of a registered design include but are not limited to the following:

  1. the right to obtain a court order (called an injunction) to stop a competitor from infringing your design
  1. the right to obtain monetary compensation (called damages or account of profits) from an infringer that has unlawfully used your design
  1. the right to obtain a court order for delivery up or disposal of infringing articles
  1. the right to grant a licence to another person to exploit your registered design, in return for royalties and other payments
  1. the right to sell your design
  1. the right to make a gift of your design in your will