'Design' means only the features of shape, configuration, pattern or ornament or composition of lines or colour or combination thereof applied to any article whether two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined.
Object of the Designs Act to protect new or original designs so created to be applied or applicable to particular article to be manufactured by Industrial Process or means.
The design should be new or original, not previously published or used in any country before the date of application for registration.
The duration of the registration of a design is initially ten years from the date of registration. This initial period of registration may be extended by further period of 5 years on an application to the Controller before the expiry of the said initial period of Copyright.
The date of registration except in case of priority is the actual date of filing of the application.