Industrial Design

Legal Basis:

Patent & Designs Act, 1911

Patent & Designs Rules, 1933


Any person claiming to be the proprietor of a new and original design may apply for the registration in the prescribed form.

Requirements for Filing:

  • Four (4) copies of the representation of clearly showing the features of the design by different views and name of the views. The representation may contain drawings, photographs, tracing or specimens of the design the design;
  • Power of Attorney (Authorization).
  • Statement of Novelty.

Convention Application:

Application based on a foreign design application is possible within six (6) months from the date the foreign application. A certified copy of the application of the member of the Paris Union country must be filed along with the application.

Duration of Registration:

The Registration of an industrial design is valid five (5) years from the date of the application and renewable for two (2) further consecutive periods of five (5) years on payment of the prescribed fee.