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What are the important aspects in Indian Design Act 2000?

What are the important aspects in Indian Design Act 2000?

The important aspects in Indian Design Act 2000 are –

  1. Identification of non-registerable designs
  2. Introducing a classification system (Locarno classification)
  3. Elimination of secrecy period of two years for a registered design
  4. Provision of public inspection after notification
  5. Introduction of rights of registered proprietor of design
  6. Initial term of protection is 10 years followed by another 5 years on request
  7. Provision of restoration of lapsed design.

In principle, the owner of a registered industrial design or of a design patent has the right to prevent third parties from making, selling or importing articles bearing or embodying a design which is a copy, or substantially a copy, of the protected design, when such acts are undertaken for commercial purposes.

The important aspects in Indian Design Act 2000 are: • identification of non-registerable designs • introducing a classification system (Locarno classification) • elimination of secrecy period of two years for a registered design • provision of public inspection after notification • introduction of rights of registered proprietor of design • initial term of protection is 10 years followed by another 5 years on request • provision of restoration of lapsed design.


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