Design includes features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament, composition of lines or colour or combination of both applied to any article whether two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined. Objective of the Designs Registration is to protect newly created designs to be applied or applicable to particular article to be manufactured by Industrial Process or means. The important purpose of design Registration is to see that the creator of a design is not deprived of his bonafide reward by others applying it to their goods.
Essentials for registration of Design
The design should be new it should not previously published or used in any country before the date of application. The novelty may reside in the application of a known shape or pattern to new subject matter.
Duration of registration
The duration of the registration of a design is initially ten years from the date of registration. This initial period of registration may be extended by further period of 5 years on an application to the Controller before the expiry of the said initial period of Copyright.
Date of registration
The date of registration except in case of priority is the actual date of filing of the application.