Applicants, stakeholders and the public who wish to register a design can choose to complete the registration online, the Controller General of Patents, Designs and Trademarks said in a public notice.
Upon completion of the due process, the design wing of the Patents Office shall issue e-certificates granting the desired ownership over the intellectual property. The process of issuing e-certificates commenced in November 2022.
While most of the processes can be completed online, assignment, attested/notarised copies of the original power of attorney, and original affidavits for e-filed applications need to be submitted at or posted to the office of the controller.
However, the public can also exercise the option of filing forms and documents in respect of an application for registration offline. For reciprocity applications, the applicants should provide the WIPO-DAS (World Intellectual Property Organisation Digital Access Service) code or priority documents in accordance with rule 15 of the Designs Rules, 2001.