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DESIGN REGISTRATION

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Design Registration

The registration and protection of industrial designs in India is administered by the Designs Act , 2000 and corresponding Designs Rules , 2001 which came into force on 11th May 2001 repealing the earlier Act of 1911. The Design Rules, 2001 was further amended by Designs (Amendment) Rules 2008 and Designs (Amendment) Rules 2014. The last amendment in Designs Rules came in to force from 30th December, 2014, which incorporates a new category of applicant as small entity in addition to natural person and other than small entity.

The industrial design recognizes the creation new and original features of new shape, configuration, surface pattern, ornamentation and composition of lines or colours applied to articles which in the finished state appeal to and are judged solely by the eye.

Benefits of Design Registration

01
Legal Protection
02
Rights of the Owner
03
Global Protection
04
Branding or Goodwill

Process of Design Registration

01
Documentation and Preparation
02
Drafting of Design Specification
03
Filing of Design Application
04
Reply to examination report and objections

Documentation for Design Registration

01
Design Questionnaire
02
Classification and description of work
03
Power of Attorney for Design filing (Form-21)
04
Colour Photographs from Aarious Angle

PROCESS OF DESIGN REGISTRATION IN INDIA

STEP 01
Documentation and Preparation

With respect to the Design registration the first step is to prepare necessary documents for the purpose of filing it before the department. These documents are Design questionnaire, class and description of the work, colour photographs of design and Power of Attorney in Form-21.

Documentation and Preparation
STEP 02
Drafting of Design Specification

The Design is a three-dimensional shape of articles, goods, equipment or auto parts etc. based on the visual appearance it need to be drafted into a written specification which require experience and skill. After drafting design specification, it shall be filed.

Drafting of Design Specification
STEP 03
Filing of Design Application

The Design application is filed online and need to be attested by the Attorney on each page of design specification. After successful submission, a payment of Rs. 1000/- as filing fees has to be deposited resulting issuance of acknowledgement.

Filing of Design Application
STEP 04
Reply to examination report and objections

The final stage is to reply and redress any departmental objection raised by the Design department. If department is satisfied, then issued a certificate of registration of Design.

Reply to examination report and objections
STEP 05
Departmental Objection Handling

The final stage is to reply and redress any departmental objection raised by the Design department. If department is satisfied then issued a certificate of registration of Design which is valid for a period of 60 years.

Departmental Objection Handling
STEP 06
Design Registration

A Design registration certificate is issued by the Design Office after the objections, if any, are overcome to the satisfaction of the Design Office.

Design Registration