Industrial design is the pattern, configuration, ornamentation or shape applicable or applied to an article. The industrial design protection once confined will be applicable only to the aesthetic look of the product but not its functionality or any technical feature. Industrial design is also a kind of Intellectual Property right wherein the owner will be given the right to make, sell and use articles that embody the protected design. The design needs to be registered under the Design Registry in order to avail the statutory protection.
As per the Design Act 2000 in India, your design must meet the following criteria: