Defined under section 2 (d) of the Designs Act 2000, designs are:

  • Features of shape, configuration, Pattern, Ornament, Composition of lines or colours or combination;
  • Which can be applied to an article;
  • In either 2D or 3D forms;
  • By any industrial process (it could be manual, mechanical or chemical or any of the processes combined);
  • Which should be appealing and judged solely by the eye
  • And should not be a trademark or an artistic work under the law of copyright.

Types of design applications:

  1. a) Ordinary application – No priority claim;
  2. b) Reciprocity application – Application filed previously in a convention country shall be filed in India within 6 months from the date of filing in convention Country. This period is not extendable. However, an application can be filed without the certified copy of the priority application and the documents have to be filed within 3 months of filing the application in India. An application to extend this deadline has to be filed.



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