Designs Act,2000


Act No : 16

Section : Prohibition of registration of certain designs.

4. Prohibition of registration of certain designs.-A design which- (a) is not new or original; or (b) has been disclosed to the public any where in India or in any other country by publication in tangible form or by use or in any other way prior to the filing date, or where applicable, the priority date of the application for registration; or (c) is not significantly distinguishable from known designs or combination of known designs; or (d) comprises or contains scandalous or obscene matter, shall not be registered.


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