What is a Design Registration? And what is the validity of the Design Registration?
A design registration is the provision under the Design Act, 2000 to register a product design in order to attach intellectual property rights to the design. This registration of a particular design enables the owner of the design to stop anyone else from manufacturing and selling products of that particular design.
A Design Registration is valid for a period of 10 years from the date of application. This can be renewed for additional period of 5 years.
What can be registered under Design Registration?
Any product design two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms can be registered under Design Registration. A design registration covers only the shape, configuration, ornament or pattern or a combination and composition of lines and color of that particular design. The design should be new and original.
What are the benefits of Design Registration?
A Design registration gives exclusive rights to the holder of the design registration to be able to apply that particular design to any article and stop anyone else from using the design till the time the registration is valid.
What is required to apply for a Design Registration?
We will require images of the design from 6 angles i.e. Top, Bottom, Front, Back, Left Side and Right Side having white as background. There are also some more documents required which our executives will guide you while applying for the registration.
How much time does it take to get a Design Registration?
As per government guidelines a design application should take not more than 6 months to get registered.
What if someone else applies for a registration of a similar or same design after you have applied?
The Design Acts exercises the first to file rule which enables the registration of the design to the person who has filed it first.