Design means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or color or combination thereof applied to any article whether two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, 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 any thing which is in substance a mere mechanical device and does not include any trade mark, as defined in clause (v) of sub-section of Section 2 of the Trade and Merchandise Marks Act, 1958, property mark or artistic works as defined under Section 2(c) of the Copyright Act, 1957.

In India, designs are protected by two legal rights:

  • Registered designs and
  • Artistic copyright

Design registration in India gives the owner, a monopoly on his or her product, i.e. the right for a limited period to stop others from making, using or selling the product without their permission and is additional to any design right or copyright protection that may exist automatically in the design.


We can assist you in Registration of Design and maintenance of the rights worldwide. Screening of misappropriation of clients’ proprietary rights.

Handling disputes and litigation of any nature, involving clients’ intellectual property of (Design) rights before all forums in India.

Drafting agreements and Deeds, and negotiating a wide range of contracts in relation to assignment and licensing of this rights

Prosecution against any infringement of Registered design and protecting rights conferred under registration of Design.