Car parts which had no effect on appearance and were merely parts were not registerable as Registered Designs.
The section applies only to items of design which will have their own independent use, and not only as part of a larger item. Registration was refused for the part in this case.
Lord Keith, Lord Ackner, Lord Goff, Lord Mustill, Lord Slynn
Gazette 22-Feb-1995, Times 16-Dec-1994, (1995) RTR 68, (1995] 1 WLR 18,  UKHL 10,  RPC 167
Updated: 19 May 2022; Ref: scu.87616