The design registration regulates under the Designs Act, 2000. A shape, pattern, configuration, composition, or ornament of lines or colors is known as a design.
There are some rules that are to be followed to register your design under the Designs Act 2001
- New and original design
- Should relate to shape, pattern, or ornament applied to an article.
- Must be visible and should appear in the article.
- Must applied by an industrial process.
- A certified copy
- Other public documents can made available on payment of a fee.
Benefits of having Design Registration
- Legal Shield Against Design PlagiarismThe process bounds other commodities to duplicate, reproduce, sell or distribute their creations accepting an identical method to the original one.
- Extended ValidityA Design registration certificate is valid for a period of 10 years. After the expiry of this validity period, the validity can extended up to 5 years more.
- Offers A Unique Selling PointThere is factt that the design registration gives a business owner a Unique Selling Point. This means that with a registered design, the developments of a business entity get a unique identity and appearance from that of its competitors.
- Saves The InventionThe products with registered designs are worldwide rare.
- Generates Client Reply
- Another important advantage of registering a design is that it just demands to the general customers.
- Influences InnovationAs uniqueness is the key benchmark for Design registration, the product has to be desirable and unique enough from others, this stimulates innovation and gives maximum boost to healthy competition.
Difference between Design and Trademark
It would enable the protection of the physical appearance of a distinctive product.
It protects any new and innovative ornamental design.
A trademark would defend the symbols or words you use to identify the product.
Trademark registration protects a word or words, name, symbol, or drawing used in commerce to distinguish one source of goods or services from another.