Designs Rules, 2001
The four copies of
the design required by rule 11 shall be exactly similar drawings, photographs,
tracings or other representations of the design or shall be specimens of the
When a design is to
be applied to a set, each representation accompanying the application shall
show all the various arrangements in which it is proposed to apply the design
to the articles included in the set.
3. Each representation
of the design whether to be applied to a single article or to a set, shall be
on durable paper of A4 size (and not on cardboard) and shall appear on one side
only of the paper. The figure or figures shall be placed in an upright position
on the sheet. When more figures than one are shown, these shall, where
possible, be on one and the same sheet, and each shall be designated (e.g.
perspective view; front view, side view).
4. When a design is to
be applied to a set, any doubt whether the given articles do or do not
constitute a set shall be determined by the controller.
5. If the specimens are
not, in the opinion of the Controller, suitable for record in the office they
shall be replaced by representations.
6. Where words, letters
or numerals are not of the essence of the design, they shall be removed from
the representations or specimens; where they are of the essence of the design,
the Controller may require the insertion of a disclaimer of any right to their
7. Each representation
of a design, which consists of a repeating surface pattern, shall show the
complete pattern and a sufficient portion of the repeat in length and width,
and shall not be of less size than 5 by 4 inches or 13.00 centimeters by 10.00
8. If the name or
representations of living persons appear on a design the Controller shall, if
he so requires, be furnished with consents from such persons before proceeding
to register the design. In the case of deceased person, the Controller may call
for consent from the legal representative before proceeding with registration
of the design on which the names or representations appear.