What is Design Registration?
Design registration means registering a shape or design of a product which has particular uniqueness. But before that we need to understand what is the scope of design under this Design Act. As per the Design Act, Design means the followings are thereof applied to any article in ‘finished article’ appeal to & judged solely by ‘eye’.
Feature of Shape
Pattern or Ornament
Design of the product is the main aspect in every manufacturing business and the greatest success of your product significantly lies with its design. And the product Designs are governed by Design Act 2000 and Design Rules, 2001.
Designs that cannot be registered
Clothing / Labels
Buildings & Construction Structures
Part of an articles
Flags and Symbols
Shape of existing Design
What is the process for Design Registration
process for Design Registration
What are the advantages of Design Registration?
Registration gives a unique identity to your product.
This registration acts as a Unique Selling Point.
This Registration Protects the Owner against copying the design by unauthorized users.
Design patent Registration adds value to the product in the market.
Can sue the infringer and can claim appropriate damages.
How long design registration is valid?
The total period of validity of a Registered Design is 15 years from the date of applying for Registration. The registration is initially valid for a term of 10 years and can be renewed for an additional period of 5 years.
Documents required for Design Registration
It also includes television broadcasts, industrial designs, graphic designs and even ideas which are substantive can be registered under Copyright. Copyright gives protection to the author of the work, by giving him monopoly rights for the creation of his work, to have a control on his work and benefit him.
Product Photos in various angle