From the IP point of view, industrial design refers only to the ornamental or overall visual appearance of a product
What are the essential requirements for the registration of industrial design under the Designs Act, 2000?
For registration of industrial design, under the Designs Act, 2000 following points must be adhered to:
- Design should be new or original, not previously published or used in any country before the date of application for registration.
- Design should relate to features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation, composition of lines or colours applied to an article.
- Design should be applied to any article by any industrial process or means whether manual, mechanical, chemical, separate or combined.
- Design should not be linked to any functional aspect of the article.