A design patent is a type of intellectual property (IP) protection that gives the patent holder the exclusive right to use the design of an article for a period of 10 years. In India, design patents are governed by the Designs Act, 2000.
To be eligible for a design patent, the design must be new and original. It must also be applicable to an article of manufacture. The article of manufacture can be a product, a part of a product, or a combination of products.
The benefits of obtaining a design patent in India include:
The exclusive right to use the design for a period of 10 years.
The ability to prevent others from making, using, selling, or importing products that infringe the design.
The ability to use the design patent as a marketing tool to show that the product is innovative and unique.
The process of obtaining a design patent in India is relatively straightforward. The first step is to file a design patent application with the Indian Patent Office. The application must include a drawing of the design and a description of the design.
The Indian Patent Office will then examine the application to determine if it meets the requirements for a design patent. If the application is approved, the design patent will be granted. The design patent will be published in the Indian Patent Journal.
The benefits of obtaining a design patent in India can be significant. If you have a unique and innovative design for a product, a design patent can help you protect your investment and prevent others from copying your design.
Here are some additional details about design patents in India:
The design must be new and original. This means that it must not have been published or used anywhere in the world before the date of the application.
The design must be applicable to an article of manufacture. This means that it must be a design for a physical object that can be manufactured.
The design patent will give you the exclusive right to use the design in India for a period of 10 years.
You can file a design patent application at any of the four patent offices in India: Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai, or Kolkata.
The Indian Patent Office will examine your application to determine if it meets the requirements for a design patent.
If your application is approved, you will be granted a design patent.
Your design patent will be published in the Indian Patent Journal.
At Su-vastika we already have got 20 design patents with us for our various product range like Inverter/UPS/Solar inverter/Industrial UPS/Lift/Lithium battery packs/lift UPS/ESS etc. We continuously filing our design patents