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An industrial design is the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament (or any combination of these) applied to manufactured articles. The design must be original and have features that appeal to the eye. In order to protect an industrial design from being copied, the industrial design must be registered. Protection in Canada lasts for a ten-year term beginning on the date of registration.
For more information on Industrial Design, download the Canadian Intellectual Property Office’s “A Guide to Industrial Designs”.