Tag: Design Act

A Brief of the Design (Amendment) Rules, 2021

On June 7, 2019, in a historic move, India sent its instruments of accession to the Nice Agreement, Vienna Agreement, and the Locarno Agreement. The Nice and the Vienna Agreement are treaties that concern themselves with the International Classification of Trademarks, the Locarno Agreement Establishes an International Classification for Industrial Designs. Although, India followed these … Continue reading A Brief of the Design (Amendment) Rules, 2021

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Design Protection of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

GUI (Graphical User Interface) often pronounced as “gooey” is the interactive and visual component for computers and electronic devices. A GUI dictates and facilitates the use of icons, windows, menus, screen-layouts, drop-downs, and all sorts of interactive components of an operating system. Over the years, GUIs have driven the software industry with new attractions and … Continue reading Design Protection of Graphical User Interfaces (GUIs)

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Jurisdictional Dispute with regards to section 22(4) of Design Act, 2000 and Commercial Court Act, 2015

The Supreme Court case of S. D. Containers vs. M/s Mold Tek Packing [1] was a matter of jurisdictional issue due to the conflict between section 22(4) of the Design Act, 2000 (hereinafter referred to as Act 2000), and Commercial Courts Act, 2015. To understand how Supreme Court addressed the issue, it is important to … Continue reading Jurisdictional Dispute with regards to section 22(4) of Design Act, 2000 and Commercial Court Act, 2015

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S.D. Containers Indore v. M/s Mold Tek Packaging- Supreme Court Hears Transfer Case

The Hon’ble Supreme Court, recently in the case of S.D. Containers Indore v. M/s Mold Tek Packaging, [i] clarified the ambit of certain important provisions of the Design Act, 2000, and the Commercial Courts Act, 2015. Brief Facts of the case: The Plaintiff/Respondent had initially filed a suit for declaration, and to obtain a permanent … Continue reading S.D. Containers Indore v. M/s Mold Tek Packaging- Supreme Court Hears Transfer Case

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Importance of Design as an IPR

An industrial design may constitute the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. It may consist of 3-D features such as the shape of an article, or 2-D features, such as patterns, lines or color.[1] India has seen the evolution of design as an important fragment of the intellectual property family in protecting the aesthetic … Continue reading Importance of Design as an IPR

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