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.
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.
GSTTAX360 is the leading business services platform in India, offering a variety of services like trademark registration, business registration, tax registration, tax filing and capital syndication. GSTTAX360 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 GSTTAX360 Advisor.