A DESIGN are protected under the Indian Designs Act to protect the shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article and does not
include any trademark or property mark or artistic work.
Design Act protects the designs which are aesthetic in nature which include decorative elements added to the article or the part of very shape or configuration.
Novelty and originality are important criteria in a design for registration.
The registration of the design is valid for 15 years initially registered for 10 years and can be renewed for further period of 5 years.