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In this paper the author deals with the inheritance of intellectual property rights related to design. Firstly the author defines the concept of design and subsequently describes intellectual property regimes under which the design is protected. Within provisions of the new inheritance law (i. e. the New Civil Code of the Czech Republic) the author deals with the issue of the succession in the field of author’s rights and industrial designs protection. The author emphasizes that it is necessary to distinguish the inheritance of property rights to material objects from inheriting of intellectual property rights. Further, the author focuses on the difference between inheritance succession of economic rights and post-mortem protection of deceased’s interests.