Industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. An industrial design may consist of three dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color.
The laws governing the registration and enforcement of Designs in India are provided in The Designs Act, 2000. The registered proprietor of a Design has the exclusive right to stop others from infringing his registration by making, applying, or importing articles bearing the Design.
Registration of industrial designs confers a significant commercial advantage to the owner. Application for design registration must be filed before the article’s commercialization or public display. Prior public display or commercialization can disentitle the owner. India is a signatory to the Paris Convention for the Protection of Industrial Property and the Agreement on Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS).
Our firm provides widespread services on Design protection and registration, which include:
- Registration of Industrial Design
- Conducting due diligence and design searches
- Drafting of license agreement and other such related documents
- Representing clients in the courts of law in litigation matters
- Devising protection strategies for designer goods.
- Filing design applications.
- Replying to the objections of Trademark Registry.
- Liasioning & representation before the Controller of Designs Registry
- Developing enforcement strategies.
- Effective handling of infringement litigation.