Industrial Design


  • Registrability Search;
  • Registration & prosecution;
  • Licensing and Assignment;
  • Watch service;
  • Annuity (renewal)
  • Management of Portfolio ;
  • Litigation (including Cancellation Action);
  • Design status update and data verification.

What are Industrial Designs?
Industrial Design is a process of design which is applied to products that are to be manufactured through techniques of mass production. Its key characteristic is that design is separated from manufacture: the creative act of determining and defining a product's form takes place in advance of the physical act of making a product, which consists purely of repeated, often automated, replication. This distinguishes industrial design from craft-based design, where the form of the product is determined by the product's creator at the time of its creation.
In general, design protection implies the design of a useful, three-dimensional object. The right arises from the appearance and shape expressed by a particular object, irrespective of the type of object; it could be a manufactured good or any aesthetically pleasing object.
Popular examples wherein a shape of a product is recognized through its design are shape of a Miranda Bottle, shape of Volkswagen Beatle car, shape of mobile phones etc.

What are the advantages of protecting Industrial Designs

  • It facilitates a fair return on investment;
  • It improves the competitiveness of a business against commercial exploitation;
  • It help to increase the commercial value of a company as it makes successful business assets;
  • It encourages creativity in the industrial and manufacturing sectors and also in traditional arts and crafts.

What are requirements for a product in order to qualify for industrial designs?
On the date of application, design should be new throughout the world. Protection is given in respect of outer shape and configuration of the article.

What information is required for filing a Design application.

  • Name, address & nationality of the applicant.
  • Name, address & nationality of the proprietor.
  • Name of the article to be registered.
  • The class in which it is to be registered.
  • The name of the convention country, the date in which the application has been filed in the convention country.
  • Feature of the article which is to be designed.

What are requirements to file a Design Application?
1. Name, address and nationality of the Applicant/ Applicant(s)
2.Power of Attorney simply signed
3.Six photographs each of front/top view, back/bottom view, perspective view or any other essential views

How much time is required for registration of Industrial Design?
Registration of Design takes a period of about twelve months from the date of filing the application in India.