699. Scope of designs; statement of novelty.

In relation to old designs1, except in the case of a registration for the pattern or ornament of a design to be applied to a textile article, to wallpaper or similar wall covering or to lace or to sets of textile articles or lace, a statement satisfactory to the registrar2 of the features of the design for which novelty3 was claimed has to appear on each representation or specimen of the design4. Such a statement is often of great value, as on the one hand it may prevent the registration being interpreted as made for some feature which is