731. The must fit exclusion.

731.     The must fit exclusion.

A right in a registered community design1 does not subsist in features of appearance of a product2 which must necessarily be reproduced in their exact form and dimensions so as to permit the product in which the design is incorporated or to which it is applied to be mechanically connected to, or placed in, around or against, another product so that either product may perform its function3. However, this does not prevent a community design subsisting in a design serving the purpose of allowing multiple assembly or connection of mutually