Design registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which new designs applied to articles created under an industrial process can be protected from counterfeiting. Under the Design Act, 2000, the composition of lines, colors or combinations applied to a shape, configuration, pattern or jewelery or any article can be registered. To be registered for a design, it must meet the following conditions: It should be new and original, the design should be related to the size, configuration, pattern or jewelery features, which are applied in the article, to design Industrial processing and design should be visible by any article and should be visible on an article.
Design registration gives the manufacturer exclusive rights on the use of design for a ten year period, which can be extended for a further five year period. In the case of infringement, the owner of a registered design can take legal measures under the Design Act.
eMindsCA.com is the leading trading service platform in India, offering various services like trademark registration, business registration, tax registration, tax filing and capital syndication. eMindsCA.com can help you register a design. The average time for preparation and filing a design registration application is about 10 – 15 working days in relation to government registration time and submission of customer documents. Get a free consultation on filing a design registration application by scheduling an appointment with eMindsCA.com Advisor.
Important Aspects of Design Registration
It is important that a professional file for the registration of the design to ensure that the design is properly preserved. By addressing all facets of an experienced professional design application, filing a professional application can help improve the chances of successful design registration.
Filing design registration application does not guarantee registration of the design. Design registration is a process and registration is provided by the Registrar only – on the basis of the facts and premises of each case. Therefore, our professionals can make best efforts only to apply design registration applications based on experience and expertise.
Post-filing of the design registration application, it is important to check the status of the application from time to time, from the government to its processing. Design registration application process Sometimes applicants require different timed responses or actions. Therefore, it is important to constantly check the status of the application and take necessary action till registration.
The list of all registered designs is maintained and published to give notice about the registration of a design by the patent office and to prevent counterfeiting. In the case of a registered design violation or theft, the owner of the registered design can take legal measures under the Design Act.
10 years security
Designs registered under the Design Act are preserved for a ten year period, which is renewable for another 5 years. However, the design registration primarily applies to designs applied by the industrial process on any article. Therefore, items under the Trademark Act or the Copyright Act can not be registered as designs.
How do we help in Design Registration
eMindsCA.com can apply for your design registration in 3 to 5 days.
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Preparation of Application
Our design registration specialist will prepare a trademark application for your business based on your needs and information collected.
Once, the design registration application is prepared and signed by you, we will enter it electronically immediately with the design registrar.
After filing a design registration application with the registrar, government processing will begin. We will provide guidance on the steps for locating and registering application status.
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