Designs Act, 1911

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Introduction

Designs Act, 1911 is Act 2 of 1911. The Act was often used for the protection of Intellectual Property Rights on Industrial designs.

Sections

  • Section 2(2): Defines the term 'Article'
  • Section 2(3): Defines the term 'Controller'
  • Section 2(4): Defines the term 'Copyright'
  • Section 2(5): Defines the term 'Design'
  • Section 2(14): Defines the term 'Proprietor of a new or original design'
  • Section 3 - 10 and Section 43 - 46 deals with procedure for registration of the Designs
    • Application for the Design
    • Registration of designs in new classes
    • Section 45: Certificate of Registration
    • Section 46: Register of Designs
    • Section 47: Copyright in Registered Designs
    • Section 48: Requirement before delivery on sales
    • Section 49: Effect of disclosure of Copyright
    • Section 50: Inspection of registered design
    • Section 51: Information in regard to existence of Copyright
    • Effect of Registration
  • Controller of Designs - Powers and Duties
    • Power to receive registration
    • Power to refuse registration
    • Power to register designs
    • Power to cancel registration
    • Power to correct clerical errors
    • Power to collect fees
  • Section 51A: Cancellation of registration of Designs

Sections from the Act

  • Section 1: Short title, extent and commencement
  • Section 2: Definitions

Part I: Patents

PART I.-[Patents.] Rep. by the Patents Act, 1970, s. 162 and Sch. (w.e.f. 20-4-1972).

Part II: Designs

Registration of Designs

  • Section 43: Application for registration of designs
  • Section 44: Registration of designs in new classes
  • Section 45: Certificate of registration
  • Section 46: Register of designs
  • Section 47: Copyright on registration
  • Section 48: Requirements before delivery on sales
  • Section 49: Effect of disclosure on copyright
  • Section 50: Inspection of registered designs
  • Section 51: Information as to existence of copyright
  • Section 52: Provisions as to exhibitions
  • Section 53: Piracy of registered design
  • Section 54: Application of certain provisions of the act as to patents to designs
  • Section 55: Patent Office
  • Section 56: Officers and clerks
  • Section 57: Fees
  • Section 58: Notice of trust not to be entered in registers
  • Section 59: Inspection of and extracts from registers
  • Section 60: Privilege of reports of Controller
  • Section 61: Prohibition of publication of specification, drawings, etc., where application abandoned, etc.
  • Section 62: Power of Controller to correct clerical errors
  • Section 63: Entry of assignments and transmissions in registers
  • Section 64: Rectification of register
  • Section 65: Powers of Controller in proceedings under Act
  • Section 66: [Publication of patented inventions.] Rep. by the Patents Act, 1970 (39 of 1970), s. 162 and Sch. (w.e.f. 20-4-1972).
  • Section 67: Exercise of discretionary power by Controller
  • Section 68: Power of Controller to take directions of the Central Government
  • Section 69: Refusal to grant patent,etc.,in certain cases
  • Section 70: Appeals to the Central Government
  • Section 71: Certificate of Controller to be evidence
  • Section 72: Transmission of copies of specifications, etc., and inspection thereof
  • Section 73: Applications and notices by posts
  • Section 74: Declaration by infant, lunatic, etc
  • Section 75: Subscription and verification of certain documents

Agency

  • Section 76: Agency
  • Section 77: Power for Central Government to make rules
  • Section 78:

Offences

  • Section 78A: Reciprocal arrangement with United Kingdom and other Commonwealth countries

Savings and Repeal

  • Section 79: Saving for prerogative
  • Section 80: Repeals and savings
  • Section 81: [Substitution of patents for rights under repealed Act.]

Present Status

This Act was amended several times, the prominent of which are the Designs Act, 1999 and Designs Act, 2000

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