Design Registration in India

Application for Design Registration in India

An application for Design Registration in India consists of details of the applicant along with a copy of the drawing sheet showing the article from all sides.

A POA from the inventor/applicant accompanies the application.

These documents need to be in ENGLISH.

To file an application for Design Registration in India we would require:

  1. Name, address, and nationality of applicants.
  2. Representation sheet showing the article from all sides
  3. The drawings in PDF/JPG format.
  4. Power of Attorney signed by the applicants.

Do note that:
A claim of priority must be filed within 6 months of the earliest priority date, failure to do so would result in the application deemed to be fresh.

Design Registration in India

Design registration in India is a protection over the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or color or a combination thereof applied to any article which gives it a distinctive visual appearance. The design should be new or original, not previously published or used in any country before the date of application for registration.

Essential elements for a Registration of Design in India

  1. The design must be new, original, and not previously published or used in any country before the date of filing the application for registration.
  2. The design must have distinct features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation capable of being applied to an article.
  3. The design must be capable of being applicable to any article by an industrial process.
  4. The features of the designs in the finished article should capable of being judged solely by the eye.
  5. The Design should be significantly distinguishable from a known design or a combination of known designs.

Process flowchart for Design Registration in India

Design registration in India flowchart

Cost of getting a Design Registration in India

  1. Option 1: We charge an Attorney filing fee of  US$200 +  Actual Design Office fee + ACTION based fee for prosecuting the case till registration/final disposal of the matter.
  2. Option 2: We offer to handle a case for a ONE time FLAT Attorney fee of  US$400 + Actual Design Office fee + NO further fee for prosecuting the case till registration/final disposal of the matter.
Click here: Fee for INDIAN applicants in Rupees

 Official fee of filing a Design Registration in India

Applicant typeIndian RupeesUS Dollars
Individual100018
Small Firm200036
Large Firm400072

You may directly call on +91.9860588440 or write a mail to info@bhagnari.com for further information and discussions.

FAQs for Design Registration in India

  1. What is a Design Registration in India?
  2. How much does it cost to get a Design Registration in India?
  3. What is the object of Design Registration in India?
  4. When does the Applicant for Registration of Design get the registration Certificate?
  5. What is a Register of Designs in India?
  6. What is the effect of design registration in India?
  7. What is the date of Design registration?
  8. Is it possible to re register a design in respect of which Copyright has expired?
  9. How can one ascertain whether registration subsists in respect of any Design?
  10. Is marking of an article compulsory in the cases of an article to which a registered design has been applied?
  11. Is it mandatory to make the article by industrial process or means, before making an application for registration of design?
  12. Why is it important to apply for registration of design at the earliest possible date?
  13. Can the same applicant make an application for the same design again, if the prior application has been abandoned?
  14. Whether it is possible to transfer the right of ownership?
  15. How to get information on registration of design?
  16. What is meant by priority claiming of a design in India?
  17. Can the name, address of proprietor, or address for service be altered in the register of design?
  18. Are the registered designs open for public inspection?
  19. How does a registration of a design in India stop other people from exploiting it?
  20. What is an artistic work which is not the subject matter of a design registration in India?
  21. What is meant by the classification of goods mentioned in the Third Schedule?
  22. What is meant by Property mark as per the Indian Penal Code?

Written by Mahesh Bhagnari, Patent & Trademark Attorney in India.

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