Our design database is up-to-date, with extensive public search filters to safeguard your unique design. A design database can be filed by anyone who owns a fantastic design. A design search helps you ascertain whether the same design is available for registration or already taken away by someone else.

 

Here, industrial design includes conceiving, creating, and developing concepts that optimize the appearance of products such as adding value. This is more specifically based on the outer appearance or the aesthetic look of a specific article that conveys to the consumer the design language of a particular manufacturer with which they may associate and form a brand following around that aspect of the product. The industrial design searching process includes:

  •     Freedom to Operate Search
  •     Invalidity Search
  •     Novelty Search
  • Design Landscape Search

 

Aumirah’s expert team is very well-versed in legal requirements and has proven expertise in several technology domains. Our clients have successfully made the right decisions based on our search reports and legal opinion. They have been able to set their products apart from the crowded spaces in which they compete for consumers’ attention. We have continued to add value to our clients’ businesses, given how the aesthetics of any product has gained prominence among the minds of consumers in this day and age. Hence, if you have a design in mind that you wish to protect, then rest assured that you are in good hands if we handle your Industrial Design Protection procedures.

Industrial design mostly refers to a combination of applied art or science to enhance the aesthetics, ergonomics, and usability of a product, but it may also be used to improve the product’s marketability and production. Registration of design is essential to claim and enforce rights on the design, which includes preparing filing applications and prosecution, such as replying to an office action, attending hearings, amendment, renewal, opposition, etc.

 

One thing that should be kept on priority is that your designs must be novel and have an individual character to qualify for protection. We can assist you in successfully navigating legislative requirements and advising on which countries might be suitable to pursue and their rules around registration. Our experts can identify new markets and opportunities for commercialization and assess where a national design registration might be more helpful. Aumirah offers a filing of industrial design consisting of the creation of a shape, the configuration, the composition of a pattern or color, or color in a three-dimensional form containing aesthetic value. 

Design patent prosecution refers to the overall process of filing a design patent application, issuing an examination report with objections, responding to the said objections, attending hearings, if any, accepting of application, and issuing a certificate of registration. Prosecution of a design patent application plays a vital role in obtaining a design patent within a specific jurisdiction.

 

Aumirah’s prosecution service enables you to secure the registration of designs and keep a record of filed designs to keep track of deadlines. This, in turn, allows you to reply to examination reports on time and defend your rights against theft.

Design hearing is a process in which, after receiving an unsuccessful reply, the officials send the applicant with a show cause notice, entailing to appear before a tribunal, and either the applicant or a representative has to be present there for the case, which is followed by the hearing phase. The hearing process includes the following:

  • Objections raised in the first examination report
  • Attending scheduled hearings
  • Filing written submissions post-hearing 

A monitoring search allows you to keep a watch on competitor filings and particular areas of technology. This Search can be carried out continuously and regularly, customized to your requirements. A patent, a trademark, or a design search profile can be upgraded to a monitoring service. We will watch the official registers and will inform you about any new patent, trademark, or design publication that fulfills your search profile.

The watch or monitoring service can give you valuable information about developments in your technological field and the activities of your competitors. By systematically monitoring the design registers and decisively acting against confusingly similar designs, you can be avoided the distinctiveness of your registered design being diluted, and your design turned into a generic term. 

If you need any assistance, we would be pleased to advise you on the design watch.

Copyright in the design exists for a decade registration date, which can be extended by another five years upon a request to extend the copyright filed by the registered proprietor before its expiry.

A restoration application can be filed within twelve months from the registered date of the design ceased to have an effect due to the non-payment of fees for extension of copyright or the renewal fees with the Indian Patent Office. Anyone interested may file a petition for registration cancellation of a registered design on the particular Form. The petition for cancellation of the registered design can be filed on the following grounds:

  • The design was registered in India earlier
  • It has been published in India or any other country before the date of its registration
  • The design is an older one or not original
  • Design can’t be registrable under the Indian Designs Act
  • The design that is not defined under the Indian Designs Act
  • Any person aggrieved on the following points may file a request for rectification of the register of designs:
  • Non-insertion or omission of any entry
  • An entry made sans sufficient cause
  • An entry remaining on the register by mistake

An error or defect in any entry

The management and successful monitoring of an IP Portfolio understandably develops a huge amount of meticulous detail, all of which must be carefully managed, documented, and easily recalled in an instant if necessary.

Conducting the whole process internally can be complex, cost-intensive, and tedious, requiring extensive knowledge of different jurisdictions and keeping track of multiple deadlines and communication. Failure to update timely reminders and fulfill obligations can result in the rejection of an application and can, in some cases, lead to the loss of IP Rights.

Let us successfully manage this process for you. Our experienced docketing team is detail orientated and has extensive prosecution knowledge across multiple jurisdictions. We have robust processes in place to track all necessary deadlines, correspondence, and documentation. Our state-of-the-art online platform can help you manage the process more efficiently and cost-effectively. We offer the utmost security, comprehensive reporting, and automated verification, and we can tailor services to your current process. Communication is seamless and fully transparent and we can offer quick turnaround times.

As a leading Intellectual Property firm in the area, we have immediate access to a knowledge pool of in-house IP Attorneys and paralegals who can identify potential issues before they arise. We have fully audited security systems in place to ensure the safety of all of your data, as well as relationships with all major international intellectual property offices, alongside a detailed understanding of their processes and requirements. Don’t hesitate to teach Aumirah transparent, secure, and efficient design services.

Our service is entirely customizable and can handle portfolios of any size. You can easily track all of your completed renewals and also the pending ones through Aumirah. They will manage all processes and official requirements internally, offering regular updates. This also ensures full transparency and access to information whenever needed. We operate at an international level, either directly or through a network of trusted agents who have a detailed understanding of the local rules, and are also regularly vetted, adhering to a comprehensive quality assurance process.

With flexible services, total cost and fee overviews, and extensive reports that detail every step of the process, there is little risk of surprises. We also offer entire process liability, so you can rest assured that your Designs and other IP will be safe.

New technology is almost inevitably followed by new ways to infringe IP rights; you are no exception. With Aumirah’s help, you can enforce your design rights against a party that could be simplest than you can imagine.

As the sole owner of your unique design, we can help you in taking action against the other party if they market any product that is also virtually identical to yours sans your permission. Our specialist attorney can help you access your case if you think your design is stolen. We can quickly determine your registered and unregistered rights, what those rights are, and how much the other party’s design overlaps with yours.

We recommend closely monitoring the market and engaging our services at the earliest possible design development stage to prevent design infringement.

Strong patent drafting is the cornerstone of a valuable patent portfolio. We recognise the importance of taking the right amount of care in drafting applications to ensure that they will give robust and flexible protection for inventions.

We are able to draw on our vast experience of drafting and prosecuting applications in every major jurisdiction to ensure that our clients benefit from up-to-date knowledge to find the optimum strategy for every case.

 

Strong patent drafting is the cornerstone of a valuable patent portfolio. We recognise the importance of taking the right amount of care in drafting applications to ensure that they will give robust and flexible protection for inventions.

We are able to draw on our vast experience of drafting and prosecuting applications in every major jurisdiction to ensure that our clients benefit from up-to-date knowledge to find the optimum strategy for every case.

 

Strong patent drafting is the cornerstone of a valuable patent portfolio. We recognise the importance of taking the right amount of care in drafting applications to ensure that they will give robust and flexible protection for inventions.

We are able to draw on our vast experience of drafting and prosecuting applications in every major jurisdiction to ensure that our clients benefit from up-to-date knowledge to find the optimum strategy for every case.

 

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