649. Right given by registration of a design.

The registration of a design1 under the Registered Designs Act 1949 gives the registered proprietor2 the exclusive right to use the design and any design which does not produce on the informed user a different overall impression3.

Any reference4 to the use of a design includes a reference to:


    (1)     the making, offering, putting on the market, importing, exporting or using of a product in which the design is incorporated or to which it is applied5; or


    (2)     stocking such a product for those purposes6.

In determining whether a design produces a different overall impression on the informed user, the degree