The registration and protection of industrial designs in India is administered by the Designs Act , 2000 and corresponding Designs Rules , 2001 which came into force on 11th May 2001 repealing 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 in to 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.

The industrial design recognizes the creation new and original features of new shape, configuration, surface pattern, ornamentations and composition of lines or colours applied to articles which in the finished state appeal to and are judged solely by the eye.

In order to establish a Quality Management System (QMS) in respect of design registration activities, the office of the CGPDTM has acquired ISO 9001:2008 certification for the Design application registration process. The accreditation was awarded by the BSI (British Standard Institution) on 13/04/2015. Currently the certificate is valid up to March, 2018 subject to yearly Continuous Assessment Visit (CAV) audits. The ISO 9001: 2008 certificate has been awarded for the scope of “Protection & maintenance of Industrial Design through registration relating to article of manufacture and any substance under the provisions of Designs Act, 2000.”

Sr. No. Activities Download
1 Act of 2000 Act of 2000(58 KB)
2 Rules, 2001 Rules, 2001(87 KB)
3 Design (Amendment) Rules, 2014 Design (Amendment) Rules, 2014(1.85 MB)
4 Designs (Amendment) Rules 2008 Designs (Amendment) Rules 2008(1.04 MB)
5 General Information Booklet for Registration of Design General Information Booklet for Registration of Design(667 KB)
6 Ten Steps to Design application General Information Booklet for Registration of Design(27 KB)
7 ISO Certificate General Information Booklet for Registration of Design(757 KB)

Contact Persons

Madhurjya Thakur,
Deputy Controller of Patents & Designs, Patent Office,
Intellectual Property Office Building,
CP-2 Sector V, Salt Lake City, Kolkata-700091
Fax: 033-23671944
Email: controllerdesign[dot]ipo[at]nic[dot]in

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