A design of an article may be registered
if the feature of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament given to an article by any industrial process or means, whether
manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combine manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished
article appeal to and are judge solely by the eye. The principle or the mode of construction of the article or mere mechanical
contrivance cannot be registered as designs. Trade Marks and Trade Names are also excluded from the scope of design.
After a design is registered the proprietor
of the design is supplied with a certificate of copyright. The copyright is for the period of five years from the date of
registration (which is the date of application) which may be further extended for second and third period of five years on
payment of prescribed fee on each occasion. Such application should be made before the expire of the original or extended
term, i.e. before the copyright in a design ceases.
COPYRIGHT IN REGISTERED DESIGNS
When a design is registered, the registered
proprietor of the design shall, subject to the provisions of this Act, have copyright in the design during five years from
the date of registration.
DOCUMENTS AND INFORMATION REQUIRED FOR FILING AN APPLICATION
1) 10 colored
photographs (of each view) of the article from different points of view, so as to clearly catch the shape or configuration
of the article.
proof of Priority (if any) under reciprocal arrangement
Power of Attorney given to us in India duly signed by
the proprietor, partner or one of the Directors of the company in the case may be as per draft annexed herewith.
4) A copy
of Memorandum & Articles of Association or copy of Partnership deed in the case may
be or relevant document in the case of other constitution of firm.
NOTE: All documents must be submitted in English language only.
age and address(es) and nationality(ies) of the Applicant whether they are partners or Directors.
b) Name, address,
designation and nationality of whose signature has to be obtained on General Power of Attorney underneath signature.