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The Designs Act, 2000

The Designs Act, 2000




Chapter 1 – Preliminary
1 Short title, extent and Commencement
2 Definition
Chapter II – Registration of Designs
3 Controller and other officers
4 Prohibition of registration of certain designs
5 Application registration of designs
6 Registration on to be in respect of particular article
7 Publication of particulars of registered Design
8 Power of Controller to make orders regarding substitution of application etc.
9 Certificate of registration
10 Register of designs
Chapter III – Copyright in Registered Designs
11 Copyright on registration
12 Restoration of lapsed designs
13 Procedure for disposal of applications for restoration of lapsed designs
14 Rights of proprietor of lapsed design which have been restored
15 Requirements before delivery on sales
16 Effect of disclosure on copyright
17 Inspection of registered designs
18 Information as to existence of copyright
19 Cancellation of registration
20 Designs to bind Government. 30 of 1970
Chapter IV – Industrial and International Exhibitions
21 Provisions as to exhibitions
Chapter V – Legal Proceedings
22 Piracy of registered design
23 Application of certain of the provisions the Act as to the patents to designs
Chapter VI – General Fees
24 Fees
25 Notice of trust not to be entered in registers
26 Inspection of and extracts from registers
27 Privilege of reports of Controller
28 Prohibition and publication of specification, drawings, etc where application abandoned, etc.
29 Power for Controller to Correct Clerical errors
30 Entry of assignment and transmitions in registers
31 Rectification of Register
Chapter VII – Power and Duties of Controller
32 Powers of Controller in Proceedings under Act
33 Exercise of the discretionary power by Controller
34 Power of Controller to take directions of the Central Government
35 Refusal to register a design in certain cases
36 Appeals to the High Court
Chapter VIII – Evidence, etc.
37 Evidence before the Controller
38 Certificate of Controller to be evidence
39 Evidence of documents in patent office
40 Application & notices by post
41 Declaration by infant, lunatic, etc.
42 Avoidance of certain restrictive conditions
Chapter IX – Agency
43 Agency
Chapter X – Powers etc. of Central Government
44 Receiprocal arrangement with the United Kingdom and other convention countries or group of countries of intergovernmental organisations
45 Report of the Controller to be placed before Parliament
46 Protection of security of India
47 Power of Central Government to make rules
Chapter XI – Repeal and Saving
48 Repeal and savings

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