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What is an industrial design?

In the field of Industrial property, industrial design is understood to be the appearance or ornamentation of a product or part of a product, that makes it visually different from another product, without taking into account its technical or functional characteristics. The definition of product is very broad and covers both industrial and artisan products.

As a general rule, an industrial design can consist of:

- three dimensional objects, e.g. furniture, shoes, two dimensional elements, such as ornamentations,

- a combination of the above

- as well as what we might traditionally consider to be design. It is also possible to protect architectural structures, a stage set, the layout of the interior of a shop, a shop window, a book or magazine cover, a web page or typography.

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