What is Design Registration In Pakistan?
A design is a plan or specification that results in a prototype, finished product, or blueprint that may be used to build an object, system, activity, or other type of structure.
Only the product’s or system’s outward appearance is protected by design registration. It does not safeguard the product’s manufacturing process or the components utilised as raw materials.
WHAT IS THE PROCEDURE FOR DESIGN REGISTRATION IN PAKISTAN?
Step 1: Filing the Design Application
Submit the application form with endorsement. The Patent Office provides the form 15, which includes your name, contact information, the structure of the design, patterns, and more images of the design(s) in question. Additionally, you might be required to record, or given the option to record, a written description or Statement of Novelty of the relevant Design. The majority of the time, the details should pertain to the design rather than the object to which it has been applied. It must be exact and successful in differentiating it from any analogous earlier structures. It must depict which features are the most important and should encompass all of the plan’s unique stylish aspects.
Additionally, you must pay a filing fee of Rs. 450 for each application for a structure. You can either record your application yourself or use an IP professional to assist you in recording your application and completing the enrollment process. You will also need to state an attorney’s level of support for your operator in that last scenario. After conducting a thorough evaluation to determine the current plans’ strangeness and innovation, the Patent Office enrols the building. When a structure is enrolled, a plan enlistment declaration is made and it is added to the register of plans.
Step 2: Examination of the design application
The application is examined by the Patent Office to ensure that it complies with all legal requirements (such as that the applicant has completed all required formalities). In thirty days, the application number (formal receipt) is sent.
After the formal review, the application is typically given a substantive evaluation within six months after the filing date. In order for the applicant to respond to and address any issues brought up during the assessment, the results are delivered in writing as a hard copy to the applicant or the appropriate attorney.
Step 3: Registration of Design in Pakistan
Following all verifications and evaluations, it is determinedwhether or not the applicant has resolved the complaints. The plan is enrolled, and enlisting authentication is issued if no complaints are expressed.
Which works are Acceptable under design protection in Pakistan?
The user may benefit from ownership during the time period designated by design registration. Any pattern, shape, etc. that would need registration is considered a design. Following are a few examples:
- Architectural blueprints
- Circuit diagrams
- Sewing patterns
- Business processes
- Shapes of products
- Pattern on the wallpaper