Designs means the features of shape configuration, pattern, ornament
or composition of lines or colors applied to any article whether
in two-dimensional or in three-dimensional or in both forms by
any industrial process. The law protecting thru designs is the
Designs Act, 1911 now replaced by the Designs Act, 2000. A Design
must be of new or original and it should not have been disclosed
to the public anywhere in India. Further a design should not significantly
distinguishable from known designs or it should not be a combination
of known designs.
For the Registration of a Design in a article the applicant has
to furnish the particulars as to the name and address of the applicant,
photographs or drawing from all views of the article.