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A Design refers to the features of shape, pattern, ornamentation or composition of lines or colours applied to any article, in two and/or three dimensional forms. Designs may be applied by any industrial process (manual, mechanical or chemical) individually or by a combined process, which in the finished article appeals to and is judged solely by the eye. Designs do not include any mode or principal of construction or anything which is a mere mechanical device. It also does not include trademark or any artistic work.

The registration of a design confers upon the registered proprietor the exclusive right to apply a design to the article in the class in which the design has been registered. A registered proprietor of the design is entitled to a better protection of his intellectual property. Registration is initially valid for a period of ten years from the date of registration. If the fee for extension of registration is not paid, exclusive rights granted to the registered proprietor to use the design, will lapse. Contact us if you require more information on design registration.