An industrial design is the ornamental /aesthetic aspect of an article. The design may consist of three-dimensional facial appearance, such as the shape /surface of an article, or of two-dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color. Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of products of industry & handicraft from technical and medical instruments to watches, jewelry, and other luxury items from house wares and electrical appliances to vehicles and architectural structures from textile designs to leisure goods. To be protected under mainly national laws, an industrial design must appeal to the eye. This means that an industrial design is mainly of an aesthetic nature, and does not protect any technical features of the article to which it is applied.
Rights Industrial Design
Industrial Design Rights are intellectual property rights that construct exclusive the visual design of objects that are not merely utilitarian. An industrial design consists of the formation of a shape, configuration/ composition of pattern or color, or combination of pattern and color in three dimensional forms containing aesthetic value. An industrial design can be a two- or three-dimensional pattern used to produce a product, industrial commodity / handicraft. Under the Hague Agreement Concerning the International Deposit of Industrial Designs, a WIPO-administered treaty, and a procedure for an international registration exists. An applicant can file for a particular international deposit with WIPO or with the national office in a country party to the treaty. The design will then be protected in as many member countries of the treaty as preferred.