Meaning of “registered design” in the English Dictionary

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"registered design" in Business English

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registered designnoun [ C ]

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LAW a design for a product that is recorded on an official list with the patent office and is protected so that it cannot be copied, although it does not have a patent (= legal right to be the only person or company to make or sell a product for a particular number of years):

(Definition of “registered design” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)