Design Registration


"Design" means features of shape, pattern, configuration, ornament or composition of colors or lines which is applied in three dimensional or two dimensional or in both the forms using any of the process whether manual, chemical, mechanical, separate or combined which in the finished article appeal to or judged wholly by the eye.

Document required

A certified copy of the original or certified copies of extracts

Power of Attorney has been executed by the Applicant

In case of registration of multiple design, separate applications should be made for registration of each work along with the requisite fee

Name and detail address of the applicant

Nature/legal status of the applicant i.e. whether the applicant is a natural person or company etc.

For start-ups, the applicant should provide a certificate of registration.

The applicant is also required to file the description of the 'article' along with the identification of the class as per the classification.

Minimum 4 images/drawings of the article from every angle is to be filed along with the application.

Duration of copy right protection

The registered design for a period of 10 years (extendable by 5 years).

Process of Registration

After gathering the necessary documents, the next step typically involves conducting a design search,

Form 1 to be filled along with name of applicant, address of applicant, nationality of the applicant.

A design may be registered in not more than one class

Representation of the article to which the design is applied

Statement of Novelty is to be filed along with the form

Disclaimer becomes essential to convey that under this registration, no claim of use is made to any trademark

Payment of fees can be done by cheque or draft payable at Kolkata head office or in cash. The application fee for registration is Rs. 1000 and Rs. 2000 for renewal.

If an applicant receives any formal objections, then the applicant is given an opportunity to amend those objections by filing a written response

If all stages are cleared by the applicant, then the application will be registered and published in the patent’s office and a certificate of registration will be issued.