Design registration is a type of intellectual property protection, under which newly created designs applying to an article created under an industrial process can be protected from counterfeiting. Under the Design Act, 2000, only the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article whether in two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye; but does not include any mode or principle of construction or anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device, and does not include any trade mark or property mark (as defined in Section 479 of the Indian Penal Code) or artistic work (as defined in clause (c) of section 2 of the Copyright Act, 1957).
Any person claiming to be the proprietor of any new or original design may apply for registration. A proprietor may be from India or from a Convention Country. A proprietor may be:
For a design to be registered, it must satisfy the following conditions:
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