The statement of novelty shall appear only on the front of the first sheet of each representations.
A statement of novelty shall be separated with any other statement or "disclaimer".
A statement of the novelty is not required for designs, intended to be applied to a textile article, to wall paper or similar wall covering or to lace or to sets of textile articles or lace.
The statement of novelty must not include any description of the use of the article or its features, or its advantages or method of construction.
The statement of novelty can be expressed in the following way : For example:
"The features of the design for which novelty is claimed are the (*pattern and ornamentation / shape and configuration) of the article as shown in the representations".
(*delete as appropriate)
- Where novelty is claimed for a particular part of an article, the statement of novelty can be expressed as follows : For example:
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