INDUSTRIAL DESIGNS

An industrial design constitutes the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. An industrial design may consist of three dimensional features, such as the shape of an article, or two dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color. The owner of a registered industrial design has the right to prevent third parties from making, selling or importing articles bearing or embodying a design which is a copy, or substantially a copy, of the protected design, when such acts are undertaken for commercial purposes.

Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of products of industry and handicraft items: from packages and containers to furnishing and household goods, from lighting equipment to jewellery, and from electronic devices to textiles. Industrial designs may also be relevant to graphic symbols, graphical user interfaces (GUI), and logos. The industrial design needs to be registered in order to be protected under industrial design law as a “registered design”.

• Design searches
• Technical preparation for filing
• Examination procedures & Hearing
• Monitoring of renewal procedures
• Cancellation of Registration of Design
• Licensing
• Infringement