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How one can ascertain whether registration subsists in respect of any design?

How one can ascertain whether registration subsists in respect of any design?

For ascertaining whether registration subsists in respect of a design, a request should be made to the Patent Office, Kolkata.

If the serial number of the registered design is known, the request should be made on Form 6, otherwise on Form 7, together with fee of Rs. 500/- or Rs. 1,000/- respectively.

Each such request should be confined to information in respect of a single design.

Register of Designs – The Register of Designs is a document maintained by the Patent Office, Kolkata as a statutory requirement.

It contains the design number, date of filing and reciprocity date (if any), name and address of proprietor and such other matters as would affect the validity of proprietorship of the design and it is open for public inspection on payment of prescribed fee and extract from register may also be obtained on request with the prescribed fee.

Duration of the registration of a design – The term of a registered design is 15 years. Initially the right is granted for a period of 10 years, which can be extended, by another 5 years by making an application and paying a fee of Rs. 2000/- to the Controller before the expiry of initial 10 years period.

The proprietor of design may make application for such extension as soon as the design is registered.


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