Industrial design refers to the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an object or article. It is the look and feel of a new creation. Industrial design typically falls under intellectual property rights protecting the visual design of a new work.
Industrial designs may consist of 3D features such as the shape or surface of an article or 2D features such as patterns, lines or colors. On Curaçao, national regulation is still in the process of completion.
Internationally several treaties regulate the protection of industrial designs. Curaçao was party to The Hague Agreement Concerning the International Registration of Industrial Designs, London Act 1934, (Treaty Gazette 1948, no. I 539, see also Treaty Gazette 1974, no. 64), and soon will be party to the Geneva Act 1999.