The primary purpose of the Designs Law is to accord protection to the proprietor of a validly registered industrial design. Technically, the protection is afforded to the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colors applied to any article. The protection is provided to both two dimensional as well as three dimensional designs. The major requirement for the design to be protected under the Designs Act is that the designs in the finished article must “appeal to and are judged solely by the eye.” In other words, aesthetic value is of utmost importance for an industrial design to qualify for registration.
The developing world is afflicted with large scale imitation of creative products, labels, trade dress, and design elements of the product. Such imitation is not restricted to luxury goods, but also extends to all kinds of consumer goods, including cosmetics, fashion, furniture, and electronic products, like MP3 players, cell phones, and cars.
In order to assist you in making rights choices and decisions regarding registration and alleged infringement of your design rights, we offer a dedicated team of Design Infringement lawyers who remain updated on the current legal developments in this niche field.
Our Design lawyers render expert legal advice to the design owners on global portfolio management and decision making with respect to design registrations at the national and international level in sectors ranging from cosmetics, clothes, and footwear to toys, automotive, and electronics. Our design infringement lawyers are vastly experienced to provide a seamless multi-jurisdictional service in managing all kinds of design infringement cases.