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.

The application is then examined by the relevant body in the country concerned; the method used can differ from one country to another. If protection is granted, a certificate is issued stating that the owner’s exclusive rights exist from the date of registration. In cases where protection is refused the applicant should be given the right to make observations and then appeal.

Advantages of Industrial Design Registration

  • identification of the owner of the industrial design
  • description of the product to which the industrial design protection applies
  • graphic or photographic representation of the industrial design
  • national and international screening
  • examination of basic and formal requirements by the Patent Office

An industrial design right is an intellectual property right that protects the visual design of objects that are not purely utilitarian. An industrial design consists of the creation of a shape, configuration or composition of pattern or color, or combination of pattern and color in three-dimensional form containing aesthetic value. An industrial design can be a two- or three-dimensional pattern used to produce a product, industrial commodity or handicraft.