Registration initially confers the right for ten years from the date of registration. It is renewable for a further period of five years.
If the fee for extension is not paid for the further period of registration within the period of initial registration, this right will cease. There is provision for the restoration of a lapsed design if the application for restoration is filed within one year from the date of cessation in the prescribed manner.
benefits of Design registration
- A. The registration of a design confers upon the registered proprietor the exclusive right to apply a design to the article in the class in which the design has been registered.
- A registered proprietor of the design is entitled to a protection of his intellectual property. He can sue for infringement, if his right is infringed by any person.
- He can license or sell his design as legal property for a consideration or royalty.