In order to be validly registered, an old design1 had to be 'new'2. There was no requirement for originality3. There is no statutory definition of 'new' but a design is not to be regarded as 'new' if it is the same as a design registered in respect of the same or any other article in pursuance of a prior application or published in the United Kingdom in respect of the same or any other article before the date of the application, or if it differs from such a design only in immaterial details or in features which are variants
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