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Q17. When a proprietor has two design rights; that is, a Principal design registration and a Related design registration, is it possible for him/her to assign one of them to another?

Q17. When a proprietor has two design rights; that is, a Principal design registration and a Related design registration, is it possible for him/her to assign one of them to another?

A17. It is not possible. Art. 22 of the Design Law prohibits mutually similar designs from being separately owned by different persons. In this case, the two design rights must be entirely assigned to the same person.