PINTAS Intellectual Property (IP) Protection Industrial Design
1. What is an Industrial Design?
An industrial design refers to a design applied to an article by industrial process. It
can be features of shapes, configuration, pattern or ornament
- Features of Shapes,Configuration,Pattern or Ornament
- Applied to an Article by Industrial Processes
An Industrial Design right protects design with aesthetical appeal with no utilitarian
functions. An Industrial Design can consist of a 2 dimensional feature such as
ornamentation, patterns, lines, or 3 dimensional design of a product.
2. Industrial Design: Criteria of Protection
To be registrable, an industrial design has to be:-
3. Industrial Design: Application Procedure
- New (Universal)
- Non-functional look
- Independent Existence (made/sold separately)
- Appealing to the eyes
An industrial design application process comprises of the following steps
4. The life of an Industrial Design
The duration of protection differs from country to country. While the usual term
of protection is 15 years (an initial period of five years with the possibility of
renewal for two further periods of five years each), some countries provide
protection for only 10 years, while others allow even 25.