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Design Registration in Madurai & Karur

Design registration can be done with Corpstore Business Solution in Madurai and Karur. We offers you a variety of services to register design. The registration of Design came into force on May 11th May 2001 cancelling the earlier Act of 1911.The Design Rules, 2001 was further amended by Designs Amendment Rules 2008 and Designs Amendment Rules 2014. The last amendment in Designs Rules came into force from 30th December, 2014, which incorporates a new category of applicant as small entity in addition to natural person and other than small entity.

A design registration is used to protect the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornaments. The design can consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or configuration of an article, or of two-dimensional features, such as patterns or ornaments. With a design registration you can protect your product's appearance, but not its function.

 Design Registration in Madurai

Advantages of Design Registration

A design is nothing but that adds commercial value of a product and increases its marketability. Whenever a design is registered. When a design is protected, the owner of the registered design gets an exclusive rights against those copying the designs. This helps to ensure that the design of the products is exclusive to the owner and the customer can once identify the owner of the designs.

Term of Design Registration

Design registration grants over rights for a period of 15 years from the date of application. The registration is valid for 10 years and it can be renewed for another 5 years.

What are the designs that can be registered?

  • The design should be new or original, not previously used in any country before the date of application for registration.
  • The designs should relate to features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation applied to an article. Thus, the industrial plans, layouts designs and installations does not registrable under this Act.
  • The designs should be applied to any article by any industrial process. Normally, designs of artistic works like painting, sculptures and industrial process are excluded from registration under the Act.
  • Any mode or principle of construction or operation or anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device, would not be registrable design.
  • The design does not include any Trademark or Copyright.


  • Q. What is the effect of registration of design?
    The registration of a design converses upon the registered proprietor Copyright in the design for the period of registration. Copyright means right offered to apply a design to the article belonging to the class in which it is registered.
  • Q. Is it possible to re-register a design when the Copyright has expired?
    No, it is not possible to re-register a design once if the copyright has been expired.
  • Q. Can the registration of a Design be cancelled?
    The registration of a design can be cancelled at any time after the registration of design under the following reasons:
    • Design that has been previously registered in India or
    • Designs that are published in India or elsewhere prior to date of registration or
    • The design that are not new or original or
    • Design is not registrable or
    • Works not come under Clause (d) of Section 2.
  • Q. Are the registered designs open for public inspection?
    Yes, the designs registered are open for public inspection only after publication in the official journal on payment of prescribed fee on a request with Form-5.