The registration and security of industrial designs in India are administrated by the Designs Act, 2000 and according to the Designs Rules, 2001 which came into constraining on 11th May 2001 revoking the prior Act of 1911. The Design Rules, 2001 was additionally corrected 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 common individual and other than a small entity.
The industrial design perceives the creation new and original features of new shape, design, surface pattern, ornamentation and composition of lines or colors applied to articles which in the completed state appeal to and is judged exclusively by the eye.
Benefits of Design Registration:
Rights of the Owner
Branding or Goodwill
Documentation for Design Registration:- (All copies of documents should be self attested by the customer)
Classification and description of work
Power of Attorney for Design filing (Form-21)
Colour Photographs from Various Angle.
Process Of Design Registration In India
Documentation and Preparation:
Concerning the Design registration, the initial step is to plan necessary documents for the purpose of filing it before the department. These documents are Design survey, class and description of the work, color photographs of outline and Power of Attorney in Form-21.
Drafting of Design Specification
The Design is a three-dimensional state of articles, products, hardware or auto parts and so on. Based on the visual appearance it needs to be drafted into a composed particular which require involvement and ability. After drafting design specification, it shall be recorded.
Filing of Design Application
The Design application is documented on the web and should be verified by the Attorney on each page of the design specification. After successful submission, a payment of Rs. 1000/ - as documenting expenses must be saved coming about the issuance of acknowledgment.
Reply to examination report and complaints:
The last stage is to answer and change any departmental complaint raised by the Design department. If the department is fulfilled, at that point issued a certificate of registration of Design.
A Design registration certificate is issued by the Design Office after the complaints, assuming any, are overcome to the satisfaction of the Design Office.