DESIGN REGISTRATION FOR JUST Rs.11000/-
Legislation: The Indian law of designs is enshrined in the Designs Act, 2000. The Act seeks to provide for the registration of designs in India. The rights granted under the Act are operative in the whole of India.
What is a Design: A DESIGN is defined as the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye, but does not include any mode or principle of construction or anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device and does not include any trademark or property mark or artistic work .
Design Act protects only the design that is aesthetic in nature. They may be decorative elements added to the article or they may be part of very shape or configuration. Novelty and originality are important criteria in a design for registration. In addition, only those designs that are applied to an article by an industrial process will be protected.
Classification: Almost all jurisdictions including India follow Locarno Classification for registration of design comprising 32 classes, numbered 1 to 31 and an additional class 99 to include articles not falling under the aforesaid 31 classes. Most of the classes are further divided into sub classes. Design applications must be filed in a particular class depending upon the predominant material with which the article is made or is capable of being made.
Rights conferred by registration: The registration of a design confers the proprietor copyright in the design for the period of registration. Copyright means the exclusive right to apply the design in respect of the article for which it is registered.
Who Can Apply For A Design: An inventor or any other person/company assigned by the inventor can apply and obtain the registration for the design.