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Ghana
United Kingdom Designs (Protection) Ordinance of 1928 (Chapter 182)
Presently, Ghana has no original industrial design legislation. It is still based on English law and provides automatic registration of all designs registered in the United Kingdom. The legislation protects only textile designs. This provides for the registration of both local and international textile designs. This law specifically excludes well-known designs such as Ghana’s kente. There are also provisions for protection of some aspects of design law under the Copyright Law of 1985. Details of a composite Industrial Designs Bill which is due to be laid before Parliament are outlined in Annex III.