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What is a Design as per the Indian Design Act?

What is a Design as per the Indian Design Act?

As per Section 2(d) of The Indian Design Act, 2000, “design” means the shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to an article, whether in two or three dimensional, or in both forms by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined.

“Design” means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article whether in two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chen-iical, 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 of construction or anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device.

Under the Designs Act, 2000 the “article” means any article of manufacture and any substance, artificial, or partly artificial and partly natural; and includes any part of an article capable of being made and sold separately.


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