Any shape, pattern, ornament, configuration or composition of colors & lines are features of a design. A design can be two dimensional, three dimensional or both the forms. It does not consist of any trademark, property mark or artistic work. These are intellectual property rights that protects the visual presentation of the objects.
The benefits of a Design Registration are as follows;
There are certain specific features needed for the design to get registered. The minimum requirements are as follows;
A person who has an unique design to be registered or a legal representative or the assignee who is given the right/ownership of the design can individually or jointly apply for the registration of a Design. It can also be a firm, partnership and a body corporate who claims to be the owner of a design. The agent can also file an application in which PoA (Power of Attorney) is required to be filed.
The validity of the design registration is initially for ten years after which it needs to be renewed. In order to retain the rights the design is to be renewed which extends the period for more five years. The fee for extension is very important , and if you fail to pay the fee within the renewal period then the rights will be ceased. However, you still have a chance to restore your design if you file the restoration with the fee within a year from the date of cessation in the prescribed manner.
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