Property rights eyed


MORE time must be spent on intellectual property rights so that industrials can be protected, the Investment Promotion Authority says.
Managing director Clarence Hoot says the public has a lot of misconception about this.
“In most countries, an industrial design must be registered in order to be protected under industrial design law,” he said.
“To be capable of registration, a design must be new or original.
“This means that it should not be disclosed in tangible form to the public anywhere in the world, through publication or use, or in industrial design any other way.”