Desgin Right

Desgin Right

'Design' means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or colour or combination thereof applied to any article whether 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 or construction or any thing which is in substance a mere mechanical device, and does not include any trade mark, as define in of Section 2 of the Trade Marks Act, 1999, property mark or artistic works as defined under Section 2(c) of the Copyright Act, 1957.

Object of the Designs Act to protect new or original designs so created to be applied or applicable to particular article to be manufactured by Industrial Process or means. Sometimes purchase of articles for use is influenced not only by their practical efficiency but also by their appearance. The important purpose of design Registration is to see that the artisan, creator, originator of a design having visual look is not deprived of his bonafide reward by others applying it to their goods.

Our Service under the practice of Designs includes as under:

    1. New Applications of Designs
    2. Design Search
    3. Design Litigations
    4. Design Assignments and License
* Classification for the Purposes of the Registration of Designs

According to the Locarno Classification system the Designs Register is divided into 32 classes. The application for design has to be filed in a particular class to obtain protection in that class.

List of classes:

CLASS 1

Foodstuffs.

CLASS 2

Articles of clothing and haberdashery.

CLASS 3

Travel goods, cases, parasols and personal belongings, not elsewhere specified.

CLASS 4

Brush ware.

CLASS 5

Textile piece goods, artificial and natural sheet material.

CLASS 6

Furnishing.

CLASS 7

Household goods, not elsewhere specified.

CLASS 8

Tools and hardware.

CLASS 9

Packages and containers for the transport or handling of goods.

CLASS 10

Clocks and watches and other measuring instruments, checking and signaling instruments.

CLASS 11

Articles of adornment.

CLASS 12

Means of transport or hoisting.

CLASS 13

Equipment for production, distribution or transformation of electricity.

CLASS 14

Recording, communication or information retrieval equipment.

CLASS 15

Machines, not elsewhere specified.

CLASS 16

Photographic, cinematographic and optical apparatus.

CLASS 17

Musical instruments.

CLASS 18

Printing and office machinery.

CLASS 19

Stationary and office equipment, artists’ and teaching materials.

CLASS 20

Sales and advertising equipment, signs.

CLASS 21

Games, toys, tents and sports goods.

CLASS 22

Arms, pyrotechnic articles, articles for hunting, fishing and pest killing.

CLASS 23

Fluid distribution equipment, sanitary, heating, ventilation and air-conditioning equipment, solid fuel.

CLASS 24

Medical and laboratory equipment.

CLASS 25

Building units and construction elements.

CLASS 26

Lighting apparatus.

CLASS 27

Tobacco and smokers’ supplies.

CLASS 28

Pharmaceutical and cosmetic products, toilet articles and apparatus.

CLASS 29

Devices and equipment against fire hazards, for accident prevention and for rescue.

CLASS 30

Articles for the care and handling of animals.

CLASS 31

Machines and appliances for preparing food or drink, not elsewhere specified.

CLASS 99

Miscellaneous.