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United Kingdom Designs (Protection) Ordinance of 1928 (Chapter 182, as amended up to Ordinance No. 41 of 1949)

Year of Version:1949
Date of Entry into Force:November 9, 1928
Date of Text (Enacted):November 9, 1928
Type of Text:Main IP Laws: enacted by the Legislature
Subject Matter:Copyright and Related Rights (Neighboring Rights), Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, Industrial Designs, Patents (Inventions)
Notes:
The notification by Ghana to the WTO under article 63.2 of TRIPS states:
'Presently, Ghana has no original industrial design legislation. It is still based on English law and provides automatic registration of all designs registered in the United Kingdom.
The legislation protects only textile designs. This provides for the registration of both local and international textile designs. This law specifically excludes well-known designs such as Ghana's kente. There are also provisions for protection of some aspects of design law under the Copyright Law of 1985.
Details of a composite Industrial Designs Bill which is due to be laid before Parliament are outlined in Annex III.' The Industrial Designs Act came into force in 2003, and repealed the UK Designs Ordinance.
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WIPO Lex No.:GH003

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