'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.