A design is registered in order to avoid infringement of an original shape, color scheme, pattern, and composition of lines created under an industrial or a mechanical process.
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Understanding Design Registration
As per Design Act, 2000 any entity or an individual can protect a design (such as shape, the composition of line, color combination, or a pattern) unique in nature and applicable on the article at the time of an industrial or mechanical process. The concerned government bodies support both two-dimensional and three-dimensional compositions of design which should be distinctive from the existing designs in the designated registry.
Registrar or authority safeguards a registered design from counterfeiting and empowers an applicant to legally sue the third party involved in infringement.
In order to ensure a trouble-free design registration, an applicant should not disclose the design through any media before submitting registration application for the desired design. On successfully acquiring the registration, an applicant is entitled the exclusive rights to use the design for the next ten years which is further renewable for the next five years.
Key-Elements of Design Registration
Applicants are advised to stay updated with the status of design registration application as the process requires several time-bound responses for a successful registration.
The registered designs are maintained by Patent Office and in case of piracy, the applicant can ask for legal defense to protect the design from infringement.
All decisions, regarding approval or rejection of registering a design, are at the sole discretion of the designated authorities and are based on a thorough examination of the design.
Design Act provides legal protection for a period of ten years to industrial processes for their registered design which is renewable for another five years.
Registration of the unique design establishes distinct identity for product / brand, thus enhancing its brand value and ensuring enhanced goodwill.
Required Documentation Chart
Design Registration Documents
- Design Questionnaire
- Classification and description of work
- Power of Attorney for Design filing (Form-21)
- High Quality Color Photographs from Various Angles
- Statement of Originality
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It is critical for entities or professional individuals to register their unique designs so as to ensure that it is secured and protected.
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- Design Registration for one article, wherein the applicant is a proprietor or an individual
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- Design registration for one article, wherein the applicant is a legal entity holding Micro, Small, and Medium Enterprise Certificate (MSME) or Startup registration (Above price includes all taxes and relevant government fees.)
- Design registration for one article (Above price includes all taxes and relevant government fees.)
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Design Registration protects a design from infringement and maintains unique identity of a product or a brand. Team @ Digital Filings can assist you in proficiently processing the design registration within 5 to 7 business days, with respect to the prescribed government processing period.
Before filing design registration application with the designated department, all required documents need to be collected including, high quality color photographs of the design, design questionnaire, and others. Along with these documents, a Form-21 also needs to be attached that affirms applicant’s ownership for the design.
Defining Design Description
Registration authority supports both two dimensional as well as three dimensional designs while their description needs to be proficiently drafted specifying the exclusive design features. The description needs to be further attested by the concerned attorney.
The design registration application can be filed online and after successful submission of the required fees (INR 1,000/-) an acknowledgement gets issued in favor of the applicant.
At the time of registration, the concerned authority might find any flaw and raise an objection. Partners @ Digital Filings will keep you updated regarding status and proficiently handle the raised objections.
The designated inspector will approve the application for design registration post a thorough examination and gaining satisfaction.
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