Certain countries which are parties to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property1 are declared to be convention countries for the purposes of the Registered Designs Act 19492. An application for registration of a design (or designs)3 in respect of which protection has been applied for in a convention country may be made by the person by whom the application for protection was made or his personal representative4 or assignee5; but no application may be so made after the expiration of six months6 from the date of the application for protection in a convention country or, where
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