689. When an 'old design' is validly registered.

An old design1 is not validly registered unless it complies with this statutory definition2. In addition, no design in respect of any article or set of articles is validly registered unless it was new at the date of application3; but a design is not to be regarded as new if it is the same as a design registered in respect of the same or any other article in pursuance of a prior application or published in the United Kingdom in respect of the same or any other article before the date of the application, or if it differs from