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Design Registration

Design Registration is used to obtain protection for the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornaments.  The design may consist of three-dimensional features, such as the shape or configuration of an article, or of two-dimensional features, such as patterns or ornaments. The words “pattern” and “ornament” refer to something that is embossed, engraved or placed upon an article for the purpose of decoration.

Upon grant, design registration confers rights for a period of 15 years from the date of application. The registration is valid for an initial term of 10 years and can be renewed for another 5 years.

Note: Design registration does not protect any technical features of the article to which it is applied.