715. Right of prior use.

A person who, before the application date1, used a registered design2 in good faith or made serious and effective preparations to do so may continue to use the design for the purposes for which, before that date, the person had used it or made the preparations to use it3. This does not apply if the design which the person used, or made preparations to use, was copied from the design which was subsequently registered4. The right so conferred on a person does not include a right to licence another person to use the design