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Sec 15, Copyright Act 1957: Special provision regarding copyright in designs

Section 15 (Special provision regarding copyright in designs registered or capable of being registered under the Designs Act, 2000) under Chapter III (Copyright) of the Copyright Act 1957

❝(1) Copyright shall not subsist under this Act in any design which is registered under the Designs Act, 2000 (16 of 2000).

(2) Copyright in any design, which is capable of being registered under the Designs Act, 2000 (16 of 2000) but which has not been so registered, shall cease as soon as any article to which the design has been applied has been reproduced more than fifty times by an industrial process by the owner of the copyright or, with his licence, by any other person.❞



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Notes:

Section 15 of the Copyright Act 1957 was amended by:
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 1983 (No. 23 of 1983), sec. 7, w.e.f. 9-Aug-1984;
- the Copyright (Amendment) Act 2012 (No. 27 of 2012), sec. 6, w.e.f. 21-Jun-2012.

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