Design Rules (India) 2001 – REPEAL

Repeal The Designs Rules, 1933 are hereby repealed: Provided that any application or other matter pending under those rules on the date of the coming into force of these rules shall be disposed of under those rules.


Exercise of discretionary power of Controller, miscellaneous power of Controller The time within which a person entitled under section 33 of the Act, to an opportunity of being heard shall exercise his option of requiring to be heard shall be one month from the date of a notice which the Controller shall give to such […]

Design Rules (India) 2001 – AWARD OF COST BY CONTROLLER

Scale of Costs In all proceedings before the Controller, the Controller may, save as otherwise expressly provided by the Act or these rules, award such costs as he considers reasonable, having regard to all circumstances of the case provided that the amount of costs awarded in respect of any matters set forth in the Fourth […]

Design Rules (India) 2001 – CERTIFICATES

Certified copies of documents Certified copies of an entry in the Register of Design or certified copies of, or extracts from disclaimers, affidavits, declarations and other public documents in the Office, or from Register and other records, shall be furnished by the Controller on payment of the prescribed fee.   Form etc. of affidavits (1) […]

Design Rules (India) 2001 – GENERAL – REGISTER OF DESIGNS

Registering designs (1) When a design is accepted, there shall be entered in the Register of Design, in addition to the particulars required by the Act, the number of the design, the class in which it is registered, the date of filling the application for registration in this country, the reciprocity date, if any, claim […]

Design Rules (India) 2001 – CANCELLATION

Cancellation of registration of designs under section 19 (1) A petition to the Controller for the cancellation of the registration of a design shall be made in duplicate in Form – 8 and shall be accompanied by a statement in duplicate setting out the nature of the applicant’s interest and the facts upon which he […]

Design Rules (India) 2001 – INSPECTIONS AND SEARCHES

Inspection of designs Registered designs shall be open to public inspection after the notification of the said design in Official Gazette and the application together with representation of the design may be inspected on a request made in Form – 5.   Search under section 18 (1) Request for information as specified in section 18 […]

Design Rules (India) 2001 – MARKING OF ARTICLES

Marking of articles before delivery on sale Before delivery on sale of any article to which a registered design has been applied, the proprietor of such design shall cause each such article to be marked with the word REGISTERED or with the abbreviation REGD., or with the abbreviation RD, as he may choose, and also […]


Application (1) An application under section 5 of the Act for the registration of a design shall be accompanied by four copies of the representation of the design and the application and each of copy of the representation of the design shall be dated and signed by the applicant or his agent. (2) The application […]

Design Rules (India) 2001 – PRELIMINARY

  Short title and commencement (1) These rules may be called the Designs Rules, 2001. These rules may be called the Designs (Amendment) Rules, 2014. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their final publication in the Official Gazette.   Definitions In these rules, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject […]