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Sec 14, Designs Act 2000: Rights of proprietor of restored-lapsed-design

Section 14 (Rights of proprietor of lapsed design which have been restored) under Chapter III (Copyright in Registered Designs) of Designs Act 2000 ⦂‒

❝(1) Where the registration of a design is restored, the rights of the registered proprietor shall be subject to such provisions as may be prescribed and to such other provisions as the Controller thinks fit to impose for the protection or compensation of persons who may have begun to avail themselves of, or have taken definite steps by contract or otherwise to avail themselves of, the benefit of applying the design between the date when the registration of the design ceased to have effect and the date of restoration of the registration of the design.

(2) No suit or other proceeding shall be commenced in respect of piracy of a registered design or infringement of the copyright in such design committed between the date on which the registration of the design ceased to have effect and the date of the restoration of the design.❞

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