ALG India Law Offices LLP

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Industrial Designs

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Ashwani Balayan        Sheja Ehtesham

Work Profile
Industrial Designs



- We conduct searches and provide clearance opinions with respect to availability of industrial designs for use as well as registration based on the Design Office database search results, online investigations, market enquiries and surveys.

- We assist clients in preparing representations for two-dimensional as well as three-dimensional designs, embedded designs, article-sets, etc. and in drafting novelty statements and disclaimers for the purpose of obtaining registration.

- We assist clients in filing design applications (including reciprocity applications), preparing response to office actions, attending hearings, obtaining registrations, renewals and maintenance of design portfolios, etc.

- We represent our clients in contentious matters involving industrial designs before the Designs office including cancellation actions, rectifications, etc.

- We also represent our clients in lawsuits before different courts in matters pertaining to infringement and piracy of industrial designs as well as before High Court in matters under appeal against Controllerís orders related to registration, cancelation and rectification of designs.
- We provide counselling to the clients in relation to aesthetic features and points of novelty of designs and their registrability under the Designs Act (as against and/or in addition to or combination with registration under the Copyrights Act and Trademarks Act) and appropriate classification for registration.

- We advise and assist clients on transactional activities such as commercialization of designs, drafting and reviewing assignment and licensing agreements, evaluation and payment of stamp duty, etc.


Summary of Experience
Industrial Designs



- Represented an industry major in manufacturing cable-processing machines for use in infrastructure projects, in respect of machine covers for cable machines and wire processing machines.

- Represented a mid-sized company engaged in manufacturing metal accessories and furniture for homes, hotels and hospitals in respect of stylized hospital beds and stretchers.

- Represented a design and innovation division of an industrial enterprise which operates in the automative industry, in respect of its set of designs for an integrated brake lever console.

- Represented a local design studio in respect of designs applied to sets of crockery and table ware articles, created by it on commission basis for a leading international retail store chain for its spring collection.

- Represented an indigenous fashion and accoutrements design house with respect to its designs in embroidery articles, garments and handicraft accessories.

- Represented a pioneer fittings and hardware giant for its home spas, interior decoration items, enclosures, toiletry fittings, accessories and installations.

- Represented a prominent Indian footwear manufacturer and distributor in respect of its sports range of footwear products - shoes, shoe soles, shoe-lace and tie mechanisms and ankle supports.


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