Design

Design Search

 

Conduct a novelty search in the official database to check novelty of the design under consideration in the relevant class and article category to determine that the design is significantly different from the previously registered, used or published designs.

There is no official fee for design search in India.

 

Design Filing

 

Preparing requisite forms and appropriate representation of the design for submission to the Design Office, India or any other country selected by you.

 

The official fee for filing a design application by a natural person is INR 1000, small entity is INR 2000 and others except small entity is INR 4000.

 

Design Prosecution

 

Filing of response to any correspondence, attending hearing(s) in order to process the application towards registration stage with the Design Office, India.

 

There is no official fee to correspond or attend hearing(s) in India.

 

Design Renewal

 

Preparing requisite forms and submitting with the Design Office, India or any other selected country by you.

 

The official fee for filing design renewal for a natural person is INR 2000, for a small entity is INR 4000 and for others except small entity is INR 8000.

 

Design Opposition

 

Preparing requisite forms and submitting with the Design Office, India or any other country selected by you.

 

Opposition is an objection raised by third party when the applied design is published in the official gazette for the purpose of opposition.

 

In an opposition there are five stages Notice of Opposition, Counterstatement, Evidence in support of Opposition/Counterstatement, Hearing and Decision.

 

Design Assignment/Transfer/License

 

Preparing requisite forms and submitting with the Design  Office in India or any other selected country by you.

 

The official fee to file assignment/transfer/license is contingent on the timeline within which the assignment/transfer/licence is carried out.

Design Dispute

 

Preparing and serving cease and desist letter, negotiation and settlement in India and any other country selected by you.