Design Registration

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Frequently Asked Qustion

What is meant by an article under the Designs Act, 2000?
When does the Applicant for Registration of Design get the registration certificate?
What is the effect of registration of design?
Is it possible to re-register a design in respect of which Copyright has expired?
Why is it important for filing the application for registration of design at the earliest possible?

Design Registration

Design registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which newly created designs applying to a articles created under an industrial process can be protected from counterfeiting. Under the Design Act, 2000, a shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or colour or combination applied to any article can be registered. For a design to be registered, it must satisfy the following conditions: it must be new and original, the design should relate to features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to an article, the design must be applied to any article by an industrial process and the design must be visible and should appear on an article.

Design registration provides the creator, exclusive rights over use of the design for a period of ten years, that can be further extended for a period of five years. In case of infringement, the owner of a registered design can seek legal remedy under the Design Act.

The average time taken to draft and file a design registration application is about 10 - 15 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission.


Documents Required for Design Registration

Power of Attorney

Executed on Rs.100 Non-Judicial stamp paper and duly signed by the applicant to authorise us to file an application on their behalf

Info Sheet

Details of the work to be copyrighted

Copy of Design

A soft copy of the Article/Drawing/Sketches to be registered


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