Design registration in India protects an article that has a distinctive visual appearance because of its shape, configuration, pattern, ornament, the composition of lines, color, or combination thereof. During the application process for registration, the design needs to be new and original, never published or used in another country before.
What are the advantages of Design Registration?
- Your product’s registration gives it a unique identity.
- An advantage of this registration is that it acts as a unique selling point.
- In this Registration, the Owner is protected against unauthorized copies of the design.
- Registration of a design patent enhances the marketability of the product.
- Damages can be claimed against the infringer if he or she is sued.
Registration of designs is important for the following reasons:
Applicants need to file their applications, and supporting documents, and proceed professionally with the registration process. By filing a professional application that addresses all aspects of the Designs Act, an experienced professional can significantly increase the chances of successful registration of a design.
Registration of a design is provided only by the Registrar – based on the facts and premises of each case. Submitting a design registration application does not guarantee that the design will be registered. Since design registration is a process, our professionals can only make their best efforts for filing the application based on their experience and expertise.
It is extremely important that you continue to check the status of your Design Registration Application so that you can take the required action until you are registered.
Protection: In case of infringement or piracy of a Registered Design, the owner of the registered design can seek legal remedy under the Designs Act. A list of all registered designs is maintained and published by the Patent Office to put competitors on notice about the registration of a design and prevent counterfeiting.
The Designs Act protects designs for ten years and is renewable for another five years. However, design registration is mainly applied to industrially applied designs that are registered as a design. Therefore, items covered by the Trademark Act or Copyright Act cannot be registered as a design.
How does one apply for Design Registration?
- Our website can be used to generate an inquiry in step one
- The next step is to get instructions from our expert.
- The third step is to complete the checklist of documents and to provide us with the necessary documents
- After we receive the documents submission receipt, we will begin the registration process.
Frequently Asked Questions
What are the definitions of ‘Design’ and ‘Article’?
There are only a few features that can be considered ‘design’, such as shape, configuration, pattern, ornament, or composition of lines or color applied to any article whether it is two dimensional or three dimensional, or both, by any industrial process or method, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to the eye and are judged solely by it;
A “Material” is a manufactured article or a substance, whether artificial or partly artificial and partly natural. It also includes any part of an article capable of being made and sold separately, with the exception of stamps, labels, and tokens.
Can you tell me what documents are required to register a design?
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What kind of certificate will I receive once my design has been registered?
The applicant receives a certificate of registration after the application for registration of a Design has been accepted and registered.
Design registration serves what purpose?
This Act is intended to protect a new or original design created for application to a particular article made by an industrial process.
It is not uncommon for people to purchase articles for use based on more than their practical efficiency. As such, design registration is important to ensure that the creator, the originator, of an aesthetic design does not lose out on a bona fide reward when others use it for their own benefit.