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Prashant Sinha   19 January 2022

Information regarding pcb design patents

Is PCB design cloning legal in India?
How to get your PCB design patent?


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G.L.N. Prasad (Retired employee.)     20 January 2022

No.  The printed circuit board design must have already been patented under law, and cloning is illegal.  Search in google with keywords "Procedure for getting design patent" and be guided as per procedure stated by dept.,

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Aryan Raj   20 January 2022

In response to your query,

Yes it is illegal to clone a pcb design in India therefore in you case you can try reverse engineering the actual model so you won't be violating any laws.

You can get your PCB design patent under section 5 of the Indian Designs Act 2000 along with the following information.

  • Two copies of six images of the front, rear, top, bottom, left side, right side, perspective view of the article or an invention.
  • Correct name and address of the applicant.
  • Legal status or a statement of the applicant, whether the applicant is an individual, company, etc.
  • The requisite official fee for the design application.
  • The class in which the design is to be designated and the articles to which the design is to be implemented.
  • The plan for which the article is to be utilized.
  • A brief descripttion of novelty on the application along with the representation sheets.


Aryan Raj 

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