- Intellectual property rights, including copyright and industrial property
rights, to all entered works in and outside Japan belong to the entrants.
Protecting these rights is therefore the responsibility of each entrant.
- It is recommended that entrants register their designs, or take other
necessary measures as necessary, so as not to lose the novelty of their
works by presenting them at the final review exhibition.
- When using other persons’ photographs and/or printed matter in
a work, care should be taken so as not to infringe the copyright.
- In promoting communications with businesses,
JDF will carry out the procedure of entrusting prize-winning works to
the Japan Design Protection Association (JDPA). This procedure will help
to verify that the target designs should be treated as “exceptions
to lack of novelty” when designers file design registration applications
Please note, however, that the procedure will not ensure
any legal protection of intellectual property rights, but is merely one
means of protecting and managing designs.
- To promote commercialization of the designs in
cooperation with businesses, the organizer will hold exclusive
rights for commercialization assistance during the period beginning with
of entered works and ending at the end of March 2009. During
said period, no business bargaining via channels other than those of the
will be permitted.
All rights to modify entered works shall belong to the
organizer under the condition that the organizer gains consent from applicable
- Rights pertaining to exhibition and publication
of entered works belong to the organizer.
* Please read thoroughly the conditions of agreement printed
on each entry form, and send the form if you agree to those conditions.