A design is the pattern or other appearance of a product. So, a pattern of a garment or design of a shoe is a design capable of registration under the law. Design registration means registering your design with the design office. It focuses on the appearance and visual qualities of the product.
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Designs Eligible for Registration
Under the Design Act, 2000 design means only the following.
- composition of lines or colours
Applicable to any article in 2D or 3D
For registration, a design must be:
- New and original
- Capable of application to a finished article
- Not published in any country
- Capable of judging by the eye
- Not known in India
- Capable of distinguishing from other designs.
- Not be a useful or technical function of the product.
A design should not contain scandalous or obscene matter.
Benefits of Design Registration
When you register a design you get a Copyright Protection for 10 years. It can extend to a further period of 5 years.
You can also assign this right to others. So, it is a revenue tool for you.
Process of Design Registration
Any person who is the proprietor of a design can apply for registration. The Design Registration process is similar to the process of Trademark Registration.
A proprietor can be:
- Creator of design
- Person who acquires the right to use the design
- Legal heir of the creator of design
Documents for Design Registration
You need the following documents.
- Power of Attorney (if filing through an advocate)
- Application form
- 2 copies of the design
Fee for Design Registration
Government fee is as follows:
- Rs. 1000 for natural person.
- Rs. 2000 for small entities.
- Rs. 4000 for others.
The professional fee starts from Rs. 5999
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