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Annex B: Sample Drawings


Annex B: Sample Drawings (PDF - 1.76 MB - 25 pages)

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NOTE: This document is intended to provide guidance on current practice of the Industrial Design Office and interpretation of relevant legislation. However, in the event of any inconsistency between this document and the applicable legislation, the legislation must be followed.

Show the Complete Article

The complete finished article must be shown in all views.

Not Acceptable
Centre image of game board

Acceptable
Game board with edges showing

The game board including its outer edges must be shown.

Title: Game Board

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, pattern, ornament and configuration of the game board as shown in the drawings.

Solid and Stippled Lines

It is acceptable to illustrate the article in one of two ways:

  1. Show the entire article in solid lines
  2. Show the portion of the article embodying the design in solid lines, and show the other parts of the article that are not part of the design in stippled lines. (Stippled lines are broken lines formed by evenly spaced short dashes, evenly spaced dots, or a combination thereof.)
Solid Lines Training cup with lid, all shown 
in solid lines
Solid and Stippled Lines Training cup shown in stippled 
lines, lid in solid lines

Title: Training cup

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the lid of the training cup as shown in the drawings.

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the portion of the training cup as shown in solid lines in the drawings. The stippled line portions do not form part of the design.

The article must be shown as it actually appears. Non-design portions of an article shown in stippled lines should be illustrated as opaque (i.e. non-transparent) unless they are, in fact, transparent.

Acceptable Spray bottle with stippled lid
Not acceptable Spray bottle with partially transparent stippled lid

Title: Spray Bottle

Description: The design consists of the features of the shape and ornamentation of a Spray Bottle as shown in solid lines in the drawings. The portions shown in stippled lines do not form part of the design.

Shading

Shading techniques used to better illustrate the shape of the design are acceptable provided they do not distort or hide the design. Shading should be shown consistently throughout the drawings.

Shaded recycling bin with closed 
lid Shaded recycling bin with open lid

Figure 1

Figure 2

Title: Recycling Bin

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the Recycling Bin as shown in the drawings.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the Recycling Bin.
Figure 2 is a perspective view with the lid in an open position.

Contrasting Tones

It is acceptable to use shading to show contrasting tones.

Jacket with contrasting 
tones

Title: Jacket

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, configuration, pattern and ornament of the JACKET as shown in the drawings.

Article in Isolation

The article must be shown in isolation.

Acceptable

Not acceptable

Side view of in-line skate Side view of in-line skate with leg and with buckles and wheels labelled

Title: In-line skate

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, configuration and ornament of the in-line skate as shown in the drawings.

Transparency

Transparency can be illustrated by the use of thin diagonal lines. Portions of the article that would be visible through the transparent section must be shown.

Butter dish with 
transparent lid

Title: Butter Dish

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, configuration and ornamentation of the Butter Dish as shown in the drawings.

Translucency

Translucency can be shown with thin diagonal lines and light shading throughout the translucent area. Portions of the article that are visible through the translucent section must be shown.

Glasses with shading

Title: Sunglasses

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, configuration and ornamentation of the Sunglasses as shown in the drawings.

Open and Closed Positions

Views of the article in the open and closed position may be included to reveal design features provided that the article is normally seen and used in those positions. It is recommended that the figure reference indicate the different positions shown.

Pill container with lid in 
open position Pill container with lid in closed position

Figure 1

Figure 2

Title: Pill Container

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, pattern, ornament and configuration of the pill container as shown in the drawings.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the pill container with the lid in an open position.
Figure 2 is a side view with the lid in the closed position.

Flexible Article

Articles that are flexible may be shown flat or as they appear in use, provided that the features of the design are shown clearly and accurately.

Bandanna and Bandannawrapped together

Title: Bandanna

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and ornamentation of the bandanna as shown in the drawings.

Figure 1 is a front view of the bandanna.
Figure 2 is a front view of the bandanna shown in use.

Extended Views

A multi-component article must be shown fully assembled. An extended view may also be included provided that the article is seen and used in that position. In extended views, it must be clear how the components join together.

Feeder for animals Feeder for animals extended into 3 parts

Title: Feeder for Animals

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the feeder for animals as shown in the drawings.

Figure 1 is a perspective view of the Feeder for Animals.
Figure 2 is an extended view of the feeder of Figure 1.

Extended/retracted Positions

Views of the article in extended and retracted positions are accepted provided that the article is normally seen and used in those positions.

Closed patio umbrella with 
stand Open patio umbrella with stand

Figure 1

Figure 2

Title: Patio Umbrella

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the entire Patio Umbrella as shown in the drawings.

Figure 1 is a side view of the patio umbrella in a retracted position.
Figure 2 is a side view of the patio umbrella in an extended position.

Indefinite and Variable Length

In most cases, indefinite or variable length must be illustrated by means of break lines (see exception for articles such as paper towels and fabric).

Article of Indefinite Length with Constant Cross Section

It is recommended that a statement referring to indefinite length be included in the description.

Decorative moulding 
with sinusoidal break lines
(Sinusoidal Lines)

Title: Decorative Molding

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the entire Decorative Molding of indefinite length as shown in the drawings.

(Sharp Jagged Lines) Perspective view of an extrusion with sharp jagged break lines Front view of an extrusion with sharp jagged break lines

 

Figure 1

Figure 2

Title: Extrusion

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the entire Extrusion of indefinite length as shown in the drawings.

Figure 1 is a perspective view.
Figure 2 is a front view.

Window extrusion with 
parallel break lines broken by a zigzag
(Parallel lines broken by a zigzag)

Title: Window Extrusion

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the entire Window Extrusion of indefinite length as shown in the drawings.

Article of Indefinite Length with Repeating Features

The drawings must show break lines and a statement referring to indefinite length must be included in the description.

Drainage track with 
sinusoidal break lines
(Sinusoidal Lines)

Title: Drainage Track

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, ornament, pattern and configuration of the Drainage Track of indefinite length as shown in the drawings. The apertures are repeated at regular intervals throughout the length of the article.

Article of Indefinite Length or Width with Repeat Surface Pattern

A statement referring to indefinite length or width must be included in the description.

Patterned ribbon with 
double sharp jagged break lines
(Sharp jagged lines)

OR

Patterned ribbon with 
jagged break line at one end
(Jagged line at one end)

Title: Ribbon

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, ornament and pattern of the entire ribbon of indefinite length as shown in the drawings. The pattern shown on the surface repeats throughout the length of the article.

Variable Length in a Portion of an Article:

The drawings must show break lines in the relevant portion and a statement referring to variable length must be included in the description.

Rake with double 
jagged break line in the handle

Title: Rake

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, ornament, pattern and configuration of the entire rake having a handle of variable length as shown in the drawings.

Article of Indefinite Length and Width with Repeat Surface Pattern

Repeat pattern with indefinite length and width may be shown by a stippled line around the pattern to be repeated. It is recommended that a statement referring to indefinite length and width be included in the description.

Patterned paper towel with 
stippled lines around the edges Patterned fabric with stippled lines around the edges

Title: Paper Towel

Title: Fabric

Description: The design comprises the features of pattern of the Paper Towel of indefinite length and width as shown in solid lines in the drawings. The pattern shown on the surface repeats throughout the length and width of the article.

Description: The design comprises the features of pattern of the Fabric of indefinite length and width as shown in solid lines in the drawings. The pattern shown on the surface repeats throughout the length and width of the article.

Enlarged Fragmentary Views

A fragmentary view may be included to show a portion of the design on a larger scale in order to better disclose small detail.

A golf putter labelled 
figure 1, with the head of the golf putter circled and labelled figure 2, and 
enlarged and once again labelled figure 2

Title: Putter

Description: The design consists of the features of shape and configuration of the entire putter as shown in the drawings.

Figure 1 is a side view of the putter.
Figure 2 is an enlarged fragmentary view of the putter head of figure 1.

Cross-sectional Views

Cross-sectional views may be used to illustrate exterior features which are not clearly shown in conventional views. The features should be visible when the article is in use. The cut surface of the article may be illustrated as solid black or black diagonal lines (as shown below)

A mug with the handle 
marked as figure 5-5 A cross section of the handle 
shown with black and white diagonal lines OR A cross section of the handle shown in solid black

Figure 4
Figure 5

Title: Mug

Description: The design consists of the visual features of the entire mug as shown in the drawings.

Figure 4 is a front view.
Figure 5 is a cross sectional view taken along line 5-5 of figure 4.

Set

All pieces of the set must be shown in the drawings in at least one view. Individual views of each article may also be included.

Left to right, a 
spoon, fork and knife with matching handles
Figure 1

Title: Set of Flatware

Description: The design consists of the features of ornamentation applied to the outer portion of the handles of the set of flatware as shown in the drawings.

Figure 1 is a front view of the spoon, fork and knife of the set of flatware.

Electronic Icons

Electronic icons must be shown as applied to a finished article. The title must identify the finished article to which the electronic icon is applied.

Acceptable
A computer monitor 
shown in stippled lines with a stick figure girl icon in solid lines on the 
computer monitor screen

Title: Computer Monitor

Description: The design consists of the ornamentation of the computer monitor as shown in solid lines in the drawings. The stippled line portions do not form part of the design.

Not acceptable
A stick figure girl 
shown in solid lines

Title: Electronic Icon

Description: The design consists of the ornamentation of the electronic icon as shown in the drawings.

Bold Wavy Lines

Shoe with bold wavy lines

Figure 1

Title: Shoe

Description: The design consists of the visual features of the shoe shown in solid lines in the drawing. The bold, wavy line does not constitute a feature of the design. It is included for illustrative purposes only in order to define the boundary of the design.

Figure 1 is a side view of the shoe.

Clothes washer with bold wavy lines

Figure 1

Title: Clothes Washer

Description: The design consists of the features of shape, configuration, and ornamentation of the portion of the clothes washer shown in solid lines in the drawing. The portions shown in stippled lines do not form part of the design. The bold, wavy line does not constitute a feature of the design. It is included for illustrative purposes only in order to define the boundary of the design.

Figure 1 is a front view of the clothes washer.


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