A Design refers to the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornamentation or composition of lines or colours applied to any article, whether in two or three dimensional (or both) forms. This may be applied by any industrial process or means separately or by a combined process, which in the finished article appeals to and judged solely by the eye. Design does not include any mode or principle of construction or anything which is mere mechanical device.

    Upon registration of a design, the registered proprietor has the exclusive right to apply a design to the article. He can sue for infringement, if his design is copied by any person. He can license or sell his design as a legal property for a consideration or royalty. Registration initially confers this right for ten years from the date of registration. It is renewable for a further period of five years. If the fee for renewal is not paid within the period of initial registration, then the registration will cease. There is provision for the restoration of a lapsed design if the application for restoration is filed within one year from the date of cessation in the prescribed manner.

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    Exclusions from the scope of Design Registration

    1. Designs that are primarily literary or artistic in nature
    2. Books, jackets, calendars, certificates, forms-and other documents, dressmaking patterns, greeting cards, leaflets, maps and plan cards, postcards, stamps, medals.
    3. Labels, tokens, cards, cartoons.
    4. Any principle or mode of construction of an article.
    5. Mere mechanical device.
    6. Buildings and structures.
    7. Parts of articles not manufactured and sold separately.
    8. Variations commonly used in the trade.
    9. Mere workshop alterations of components of an assembly.
    10. Mere change in size of article.
    11. Flags, emblems or signs of any country.
    12. Layout designs of integrated circuits.

    Essential Requirements for Design Registration

    New and Original

    Not to be disclosed in public prior to application filing

    Be significantly distinguishable from existing designs

    Do not contain obscene or scandalous matter

    Should be appealing and capable of being applied to an article

    Not be contrary to public order or morality

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    Design application filing for one article, wherein the applicant is a proprietor or individual. Inclusive of government fee.



    Design application filing for one article, wherein the applicant is a legal entity having MSME registration. Inclusive of government fee.




    Design application filing for one article for entities other than a proprietor and MSME. Inclusive of government fee.



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