The owner of a design may apply for registration. The designer is considered the original owner, unless the design is created under a commission for money or money's worth, in which case the person commissioning the design is considered the original owner. If a design is created by an employee in the course of employment, the employer is considered the original owner. An assignee of the design may also apply.

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