Registration Under the 2000 Design Act of India Requires Four Criteria

Design is protected by the Design Act, 2000 and is defined as ‘any design, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colors applied to an article. An article can be two-dimensional or three-dimensional. For a design to be registered under the Act, the following criteria must be satisfied: Originality is essential.   2. It can be applied to an article. Thus, an article is an article of manufacture or substance, artificial or natural, and includes any component of an article capable of being manufactured or sold individually.   COMMERCIALS: Design elements must be capable of existing separately from the […]

Documents Required For Design Registration In India

A brief overview In intellectual property law, a design registration protects against counterfeiting of an article created through an industrial process by securing protection against a new design being applied. In exchange for registration, the designer receives exclusive rights to use the design for a period of ten years, which can be extended for another five years. Design Act, 2000 permits the registration of shapes, sizes, patterns, ornaments, or combinations of colors and lines applied to any article. However, in order to be registered, a design must meet the following requirements: Ideally, it should be new and original. In designing […]