The Design application search utility has been launched by the Controller General of Patents, Designs & Trade Marks on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day in order to enhance transparency in governance.
Previously the Design applications could be searched only on the basis of application number. However, the new Design application search utility allows searching by application number, date of filing, applicant’s name, state and country, name of article, IDC class, priority date, country and number, journal number and publication date.
The information provided under Design application search utility has been dynamically retrieved from the year 1997 (April) onwards except for the years 2005, 2006 & 2008 (to be made available soon). The Design Search portal mentions that as the information has been retrieved dynamically and at present is at the testing stage, the same is not valid for any legal proceedings under the Designs Act, 2000.
The feedback regarding Design application search utility may be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Design Application Search Utility can be accessed at http://126.96.36.199/designsearch/.