Industrial design protection is referred to as “Design Registration” in India and “design patent” in the US and many other countries.
The design registration application is filed and submitted to protect the external/aesthetic shape of the product. Please note that internal mechanism cannot be protected under design registration.
The chance of rejection is very less when you apply for design registration. It normally takes three months to get your design registered in the absence of any queries – if there are some queries, it may take some more time, even 1.5 years sometimes.
To file for design registration in India, you need clear pictures of your product in all seven views. The product should be clearly visible, and the background should be the same for all pictures.
Design registration in the US, European Union and other Western countries requires engineering line diagrams.
In case you also want to patent your product, it is always recommended to file for the patent as well as for design registration simultaneously, or within six months of filing the patent application. Once you have received the design registration certificate, you can mention it for various business purposes.
At Brainiac IP Solutions we are well-equipped to assist you in all aspects of design registration application, including, but not limited to, taking pictures, preparing line diagrams, and then filing in India as well as across the globe. Contact us today to know more.