*It is to be noted that the applications without the fee or copies of the representation will not be numbered and dated.
Once the applications & documents are submitted with the fee, the Design of Patent Office will examine the same for further registration procedure. In case there are any defects noticed during the examination of the application, then the same is communicated to the applicant. A notice is sent to the applicant/agent at the particular address of service given. The defects are to be corrected and resubmission is done to the Design of the Patent Office for acceptance. This complete process should be done within 6 months or within the extended period from the actual date of the application.
The application is accepted only when it meets all the eligibility criteria and have been rectified as recommended or stated by the Design of Patent office. Once the application is accepted and approved it then passes onto the Patent Office journal which is published on every Friday.
This is the case where the application is again refused after the corrections which means the defects are not correctly rectified as required by the Controller. In such a situation a personal hearing will be provided to the applicant. The acceptance will depend solely on the controller after the hearing. The reasons of refusal are rightly stated in writing to the applicant.
If, you are not happy with the decision of the Controller then, the last chance of the application to get through registration is the appeal to the High Court. This is to be done within 3 months from the date of the decision by the Controller.
This is where the application is abandoned and rejected, it has no scope for registration. This can be due to;
Such an application is not possible to be revived with the Patent Office of Design, you need to register with a new request all over again.
The following statement of novelty should be mentioned on the representation of a design as per the Act. : "The novelty resides in the shape and configuration of the article as illustrated."