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MEANING OF DESIGN
Design means shape, configuration, pattern or ornament given to an article by any industrial process or means which can be easily judge by the eye. The Design must have novelty in shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation to the product, as mere mechanical contrivance cannot be registered as design. The designs should be new or original and a person applying for design must be the proprietor of designs.
Renewal of Designs
The registration of designs is valid for 10 years from the date of application or date of priority whichever is earlier. This duration may be extended by another 5 years on filing an application for extension of copyright before the expiry of the said period of 10 years.
WHY DESING REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED
By registration of Designs the goods / article of the proprietor of a designs can be easily distinguished the goods from that of other. The proprietor of design can protect his unique design in a product thereby exclusively use the same in this open competitive and global market. A product with registered designs has its own identity, goodwill and market reputation and can easily stand in this open competitive global market.
|(a)||Name(s), age and address (es) and nationality (ies) of the Applicant whether they are partners or Directors.|
|(b)||Name of an article/specification of goods in which design subsist. i.e. container, bottle, machine, fans, Household goods, clocks, Recording, communication or information retrieval equipments, stationary, sports articles etc.|
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