Copyright and Related Rights Act, 2000

Acts done in reliance on registration of design.

78.—(1) The copyright in a work is not infringed by anything done—

(a) pursuant to an assignment or licence made or granted by a person registered under the Act of 1927 as the proprietor of a corresponding design, and

(b) in good faith and in reliance on such registration and without notice of any proceedings for the cancellation of the registration or for rectifying the relevant entry in the register of designs.

(2) In subsection (1) “corresponding design”, in relation to a work, means a design within the meaning of the Act of 1927 which, if applied to an article, would produce anything which would be treated for the purposes of this Part as a copy of the work.