Dessins et modèles industriels
2. In Section 5(i) of the Design Law it specifies that designs liable to contravene morality are excluded from design protection. Please explain what types of designs could fall within this provision.
The "designs liable to contravene morality" (Article 5(i) of the Japanese Design Law) are those that damage human morals, and cause feelings of shame or hatred. For example, designs that damage human morals are those that portray drugs or acts of violence; those that cause feelings of shame or hatred are those that portray obscenities, human wastes or vomit.