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.
Note: Design registration does not protect any technical features of the article to which it is applied. (See Patent)
TERM OF DESIGN REGISTRATION
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.