Convention priority may be claimed through the Paris Convention.
Types of Designs
A registered design may be obtained for the appearance of the whole or a part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture materials of the product or its ornamentation and layout designs (topography) for the elements and connections of integrated circuits.
Classification is done according to the Locarno International Classification of Designs.
A design must be new to be registered, meaning that it must not have been created previously. Prior disclosure does not destroy novelty.