What is a design?
Under Design Act, 2000, A design must be some shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation or composition of lines or colors applied to such article in any form by any industrial process or means but does not include any mode or principle of construction or any thing which is in Trade or Property mark or artistic work.
What are the advantages of a design registration?
Designs should not be seen as an alternative to patents but as a complementary protection. If the expected life-time of a product is short, and the product will be simple to produce, Action can be taken against an infringer and, unlike with copyright, actual copying of the protected design is not required to be proved.

Duration of Design

After a Design is registered of the Proprietor of the design is supplied with a Certificate for the period of ten years from the Date of Registration (which is Date of Application), which is may be further extended for the second & third period of five years on the Payment of Prescribed for on each occasion .Such application should be made before the expire of the original term.