673. Proprietorship of registered designs.

The author1 of a design2 is generally treated for the purposes of the Registered Designs Act 1949 as the original proprietor of the design3, although where a design is created by an employee in the course of his employment, his employer is treated as the original proprietor of the design4.

Where a design becomes vested, whether by assignment, transmission or operation of law, in any person other than the original proprietor, either alone or jointly with the original proprietor