An Industrial design registration in India is available in respect of original design of any article of manufacture and any substance, artificial, or partly artificial and partly natural; and includes any part of an article capable of being made and sold separately as per Industrial design Act India.
Design means features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornamentation, or composition of lines or colors applied to any article whether in two dimensional or three dimensional or in both forms, by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye; but does not include any trademarks or mechanical action or function. So if the design of your product is unique and makes you stand out of your competitors you should immediately consider registering an Industrial design to get industrial design protection in India.
Eg: Shape and configuration of a pet bottle, pen, car, chair, mobile phone, sarees, shirts, ornamental design of a mat.
Only Six (6) - Eight(8) months from the date of application.
Design is valid for 10 years and it can be renewed for a further period of 5 years
You can enforce design rights only from the date of registration though you can claim priority of use from the date of application.
Controller of Designs,
Intellectual Property Office Building,
CP-2 Sector V, Salt Lake City,