Design registration can be used to protect original shapes, patterns, ornaments, and composition of colors and lines applied to any article by an industrial process. TAXPERTS ASSOCIATES offers an easy process for obtaining design registration from Rs.7899/-
Design registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which newly created designs applying to a articles created under an industrial process can be protected from counterfeiting. Under the Design Act, 2000, a shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or color or combination applied to any article can be registered. For a design to be registered, it must satisfy the following conditions: it must be new and original, the design should relate to features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament applied to an article, the design must be applied to any article by an industrial process and the design must be visible and should appear on an article. The design should not be previously published or used in any country before the date of application for registration. The novelty may reside in the application of a known shape or pattern to new Subject matter.
Design registration provides the creator, exclusive rights over use of the design for a period of ten years, that can be further extended for a period of five years. In case of infringement, the owner of a registered design can seek legal remedy under the Design Act.
TAXPERTS ASSOCIATES is one of the leading business services platform in India, offering a variety of services like trademark registration, business registration, tax registration, tax filing and capital syndication. TAXPERTS ASSOCIATES can help you register a Design. The average time taken to draft and file a design registration application is about 10 - 15 working days, subject to government processing time and client document submission. Get a free consultation on filing a design registration application by scheduling an appointment with an TAXPERTS ASSOCIATES Adviser.
It's important that a professional file for the registration of a design to ensure that the design is properly protected. An experienced professional can help significantly to improve the chances of successful design registration by filing a professional application, addressing all the aspects of Designs Act.
Filing a design registration application does not guarantee registration of the design. Design registration is a process and registration is provided only by the Registrar - based on the facts and premises of each case. Hence, our professionals can only make best efforts for filing of design registration application based on experience and expertise.
Post filing of a design registration application, it is important to periodically check the status of the application until its processing on the Government side. Design registration application process sometimes requires various time-bound response or action from the applicant. Hence, it's important to continually check the status of the application and take required action until registration.
List of all registered designs are maintained and published by the Patent Office to put competitors on notice about registration of a design and prevent counterfeiting. In case of infringement or piracy of a registered design, the owner of the registered design can seek legal remedy under the Designs Act.
Designs registered under the Designs Act are protected for a period of ten years, renewable by another 5 years. However, design registration mainly applies only to designs applied by an industrial process on any article. Hence, items that are covered under the Trademark Act or Copyright Act cannot be registered as a design.