Design Registration in India
REGISTRATION IN INDIA
Design is a type of Intellectual Property that can be
understood as the creation of an original feature of any shape, pattern,
ornamentation, configuration, or composition of shapes, lines, colors applied to
any article in the form of two-dimensional, three-dimensional, or both. The Design is a form of aesthetic aspect that is added to
any article or shape of a product.
The Design Act, 2000 applies to any shape or
composition of shapes which is an outcome manual, industrial, chemical or
mechanical process or a combined process where a finished article is granted
protection from possible infringement when it can be distinguished solely by
Here, an Article
can be referred to any object which is a result of manufactured goods, any
substance, natural or artificial. Design Act applies to an article as well as a set of articles, where it is
mostly intended to be sold together, where all the individual articles bear the
same character or attribute.
ESSENTIAL FEATURES OF
DESIGN UNDER THE DESIGN ACT, 2000
The design must be new and unique. It must be an original work of the owner, which
is not published or available anywhere in the country.
The design must be related to a shape, pattern, configuration, ornament, or any
combination of these.