Revocation of industrial designs


Manisha Singh Nair

Design registration plays a crucial role in protecting the rights of designers and promoting industrial progress by keeping industries competitive in this age of rapid modernisation and globalisation.

Practical utility coupled with aesthetic appeal influences the consumer in choosing a particular article of merchandise. Where the practical efficiency of any two given articles is the same, the visual appearance plays the decisive role.

The object of design law is to ensure that the originator or creator of a profitable and aesthetic design is not deprived of his reward as a result of unauthorised application of his design by others. This is achieved by protecting the novel designs that are applied to particular articles manufactured and marketed commercially.

When can the design be revoked?

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