After registration it can be renewed every 5 years for up to 25 years.
It is not necessary to prove that someone else has copied your design to be able to stop them using a similar design.
The main difference between Designs and patents is that Patents protect inventions, whereas design generally covers the shape and configuration of products, or their appearance.
For a successful business design is crucial because it defines products and protects its innovation.
All handicraft and industrial designs can be registered except computer programmes.