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Ken Targett

Hampshire, United Kingdom

Intellectual

Property

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Design registrability
Design ownership
Enforcement of Design
British reg. designs
Foreign reg. designs

Ownership of design

The initial proprietor of a design is primarily the author or creator of the design.

However, if the design is created as the result of a commission, the person commissioning the design is the initial proprietor. 

Furthermore, if the design is created by an employee in the course of their employment, the employer is the initial proprietor. 

The proprietor may assign, license, or even mortgage, the design.