Designs may consist of three dimensional features, such as the shape or configuration of a product, as well as two dimensional features, such as the pattern or ornament of an article.

Some examples of registrable designs include but are not limited to:

  1. Three dimensional
  2. Two dimensional

However, designs do not protect features of shape or configuration of an article which are dictated solely by its function.  Designs which are purely dictated by their functional needs will not be registrable. For instance, the designs of wallets with slots and sizes configured to carry driving licences were seen as merely performing a technical function and hence not registrable.