Design is the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article whether in 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 anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device, and does not include any trademark as define in s. 2(1)(zb) of the Trade Marks Act 1999, or property mark as defined in s. 479 of the Indian Penal Code or any artistic work as defined in clause (c) of section 2 of Copyright Act 1957. In India Designs are protected under Design Act, 2000 which lays downs procedures for its registration, cancellation and protection from its infringement with requisite remedies. But it is always a complex process even to get registered the design.
Astrea assists the client with the registration of designs, renewal, opposition petitions, negotiating, etc. Astrea offers comprehensive services on Designs which includes:
• Drafting and filing application.
• Due Diligence
• Infringement and Injunction
• International Filling
• Conducting search
• Prosecution Infringement of Design Rights
• Appellate proceeding.
• Licensing and assignment of Design.