Design Registration in India

Design registration in India is a protection over the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or color or a combination thereof applied to any article which gives it a distinctive visual appearance. The design should be new or original, not previously published or used in any country before the date of application for registration.

How much does it cost to get a Design Registration in India?

Application for a Design Registration in India

An application for Design Registration in India consists of details of the applicant along with a copy of the drawing sheet showing the article from all sides.

A POA from the inventor/applicant accompanies the application.

These documents need to be in ENGLISH.

Read FAQs

Application for a Design Registration in India

An application for Design Registration in India consists of details of the applicant along with a copy of the drawing sheet showing the article from all sides.

A POA from the inventor/applicant accompanies the application.

These documents need to be in ENGLISH.

Read FAQs

Requirements for filing for a Design Registration in India

  • Name, address, and nationality of applicants.
  • Representation sheet showing the article from all sides
  • The drawings in PDF/JPG format.
  • Power of Attorney signed by the applicants.

Do note that:
A claim of priority must be filed within 6 months of the earliest priority date, failure to do so would result in the application deemed to be fresh.

Read FAQs

Essential elements for a Registration of Design in India

  • The design must be new, original, and not previously published or used in any country before the date of filing the application for registration.
  • The design must have distinct features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation capable of being applied to an article.
  • The design must be capable of being applicable to any article by an industrial process.
  • The features of the designs in the finished article should capable of being judged solely by the eye.
  • The Design should be significantly distinguishable from a known design or a combination of known designs.

Read FAQs

Attorney fee for Design Registration in India

Action based fee

  • Attorney fee for preparing and filing a Design application in India
  • Additional fee for responding to office actions
  • Additional fee for preparing evidences and arguments
  • Additional fee for attending hearings with the examiner

Capped Flat fee

  • Attorney fee for preparing and filing a Design application in India
  • No further fee for responding to office actions
  • No further fee for preparing evidences and arguments
  • No further fee for attending hearings with the examiner
Click here: Fee for INDIAN applicants in Rupees.

Official fee of filing a Design Registration in India

Applicant typeIndian RupeesUS Dollars
Individual100018
Small Firm200036
Large Firm400072

FAQs for Design Registration in India

  1. What is a Design Registration in India?
  2. What is the object of Design Registration in India?
  3. When does the Applicant for Registration of Design get the registration Certificate?
  4. What is a Register of Designs in India?
  5. What is the effect of design registration in India?
  6. What is the date of Design registration?
  7. Is it possible to re register a design in respect of which Copyright has expired? 
  8. How can one ascertain whether registration subsists in respect of any Design?
  9. Is marking of an article compulsory in the cases of an article to which a registered design has been applied?
  10. Is it mandatory to make the article by industrial process or means, before making an application for registration of design?
  11. Why is it important to apply for registration of design at the earliest possible date?
  12. Can the same applicant make an application for the same design again, if the prior application has been abandoned?
  13. Whether it is possible to transfer the right of ownership?
  14. How to get information on registration of design?
  15. What is meant by priority claiming of a design in India?
  16. Can the name, address of proprietor, or address for service be altered in the register of design?
  17. Are the registered designs open for public inspection?
  18. How does a registration of a design in India stop other people from exploiting it?
  19. What is an artistic work which is not the subject matter of a design registration in India?
  20. What is meant by the classification of goods mentioned in the Third Schedule?
  21. What is meant by Property mark as per the Indian Penal Code?

A few of our distinguished clients

A few testimonials from our esteemed clients

Best Lawyers I have hired

We were looking for a law firm to prepare and file a few patent applications in India along with international patent applications under PCT. I would not be wrong to say that we found the best in the business.
Padam Singh
General Manager ONGC, India

Very professional service

Bhagnari & Co has been providing us with fantastic service right here in Mumbai. We have been pleasantly surprised by the expertise they bring on the table. Definitely one of the top IPR law firms in Mumbai.
Vilas Tawde
CEO Of ESSAR OIL, India

Out of box thinking

We had been facing a long standing legal issue with our operations in India. After consulting various law firms over the years we were fortunate to come across Bhagnari & Co who finally helped us resolve the issue.
Werner Haefliger
CEO of AMC International, Switzerland

Outstanding service at budget price

We have been associated with Bhagnari & Co since last 10 years. Their service is not only outstanding but on top of that it is at a very budget friendly price. Moreover they are the domain experts in their fields. Highly recommended.
Hari Dudani
Charted Accountant and financial analyst.

This article has been written by

Design attorney in India

I, Mahesh Bhagnari, am the Managing Principal of the firm:

  • I am an Attorney at Law with Bar Council Registration № MAH/1574/2003.
  • I am licensed to practice at the Intellectual Property Office as a Patent attorney in India and Design attorney in India with Registration № IN PA 1108.
  • I am licensed to practice as a Trademark attorney in India with Registration № 10742.
  • I have more than eighteen years of professional experience working in the field of Intellectual property.
Design attorney in India

You can instruct us by sending an email or calling the phone number mentioned below:

Phone: +91.9860588440
email: info@bhagnari.com

You may make a phone call between 11:00 am and 11:00 pm India time.

Alternatively fill out the contact form and we shall get back to you (make sure to fill in your email ID correctly).

Send all post and documents to the ULHASNAGAR office address provided here.

Contact form