Industrial Design Registration System in India

Legislation

The Indian law of designs is enshrined in the Designs Act, 2000. The Act seeks to provide for the registration of designs in India. The rights granted under the Act are operative in the whole of india.

What is a Design

A DESIGN is defined as the features of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours applied to any article by any industrial process or means, whether manual, mechanical or chemical, separate or combined, which in the finished article appeal to and are judged solely by the eye, but does not include any mode or principle of construction or anything which is in substance a mere mechanical device and does not include any trademark or property mark or artistic work .

Design Act protects only designs that is aesthetic in nature. They may be decorative elements added to the article or they may be part of very shape or configuration. Novelty and originality are important criteria in a design for registration. In addition, only those designs that are applied to an article by an industrial process will be protected.

Classification*

Almost all jurisdictions including India follow Locarno Classification for registration of design comprising 32 classes, numbered 1 to 31 and an additional class 99 to include articles not falling under the aforesaid 31 classes. Most of the classes are further divided into sub classes. Design applications must be filed in a particular class depending upon the predominant material with which the article is made or is capable of being made.

Rights conferred by registration

The registration of a design confers the proprietor copyright in the design for the period of registration. Copyright means the exclusive right to apply the design in respect of the article for which it is registered.

Who Can Apply For A Design

An inventor or any other person/company assigned by the inventor can apply and obtain the registration for the design.

Filing and Prosecuting Design Applications

An application for design on Form-1 accompanied by four copies of representation of the design and prescribed fee of Rs. 1000/- is filed at one of the four office of the Patent Office located at, Kolkata, Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai. The Designs Office initially provides a filing number and filing date and issues a filing receipt, which is sent to the applicant or his attorney. Thereafter the application is formally examined by the Designs Office. Defects will be communicated to the applicant. Once the application is found to be in order it is accepted and the Designs Office issues the registration certificate.

Duration of registration

The term of a design registration is initially for a period of ten years. The renewal is possible for further period of 5 years.

Remedies For Infringement

It is the sole responsibility of the proprietor to see that his design is not being infringed upon by others. It is the proprietor’s duty to file a suit of infringement against the infringer. The reliefs which may be usually awarded in such a …

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Wear a Football Helmet on a Wakeboard

Anytime one thoughts of extreme sports the first thing that comes to someone's mind is bungee jumping, snowboarding, surfing and sky diving. Very few people think that extreme water sports require anything beyond a life jacket and deep water diving gear. However, regularly the common believe water sport athletes who prefer to relax doing water boarding usually put on some head protection gear like football helmets.

This is because this extreme water sport involves high speeds with hard water impact that can cause serious head injuries. The helmets have a hard top and a soft inside cushion that shields the head but does not guarantee user that they can not get skull injury upon serious impact.

Wakeboardsson the other hand are the life line of water boarding sports. They have a unified design that combines extreme water and snow sports technique in to a single board. Wakeboarding can achieve top speeds thirty eight kilometers per hour when directed behind a high speed vehicle using the attached cable. Some of the major wakeboards brands online include those produced by HO Sports, Hyperlite, Ronix and liquid Force. In term of cost their prices typically range between US $ 130 and US $ 400 depending on quality and design.

You know if it were not for the weight that the full protection football pads give I would suggest everyone wear football pads while wakeboarding. But that helmet is sure going to protect you I fall and hit your head on a rock. Even a leather football cap from the old days would do more than the head on your head. …

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Spirit’s Seasons, A Series – Football, Episode IV

COACH SINTASKET WAS hopeful for the team because the next game was at home against the lowly ranked Chief Moses Eagles. This game with Chief Moses High School was almost like a family reunion. Mac, James, Peanut, and Cloud all had 1st cousins that played for the Eagles. Even Spirit had a pair of 2nd cousins in the backfield. During warmups both schools had drummers including Chase, Sr. and Bull IV. The drum beats hauntingly echoed up the Sinkiuse Valley as if to call the Old Ones and beckon their spirits. Several players sidled up to each other around mid-field and exchanged pleasantries with their opponents. And Spirit was happy to finally play a home game. As the wind gently wafted north from the Columbia River, across the valley, and the humidity hung in the air, Spirit took in a deep breath and enjoyed the fragrance of freshly cut grass and he could detect the familiar, musky, wilderness aroma of the Sinkiuse River. He thought, What a perfect evening, could there be a more enjoyable place and time of year?

But Spirit was somewhat concerned about the noncompetitive feel of this game. He also worried about Larry Lillooet. His starting quarterback could gingerly move about and he could plant his right foot for the pass; but if he was hit hard, it could be the end of Larry’s season and the end for the Bobcats as well. Swift sat on the sideline for this game. His back was still sensitive and he experienced pain when he walked. Spirit also considered, With a gimpy quarterback and without my best ground gainer this game could be a lot closer than the experts predicted.

Spirit had reason to worry as his team struggled throughout the game, and his Bobcats lost in the closing seconds. The Sinkiuse Bobcats experienced a close but shocking 32-30 loss. This game was a huge disappointment for Spirit, all the Bobcats, and their fans. It looked as if this season, possibly the last for Spirit’s team, was going to look like every other season with more losses than wins. While the Eagles’ ManyMoons brothers and the Marchand boy dominated the game, Sylix had his worst performance, and Larry… well, he just could not find his receivers. The only bright spot ahead appeared to be the Bobcats’ bye week. And they would need that next Friday off in order to recover.

On Sunday afternoon Coach Sintasket traveled north to the Corner Corral in Eureka Gulch. He met Coach Pedakakis for a late lunch. They discussed football for over an hour and exchanged game tapes. The next day Spirit gave his team a break to rest up and recover; Tuesday they watched and studied game films of their Chief Moses game and the tape of the Loon Lake game with Billy’s Eureka Panthers, the Bobcats next rival. The Panthers were favorites, but Spirit had not given up hope. He felt, with rest, his boys could give Billy’s team a close game …

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How to Increase Punching Speed

In this article, I’m going to tell you what you need to do to increase your punching speed whether it’s for boxing, Thai boxing or MMA. One thing to keep in mind is that punching speed is much more than the time it takes for your fist to go from A to B, anyone with experience knows this. To increase your punching speed you have to look at your overall game, there are no quick solutions and the painful truth is that anything gained in the art of combat involves a lot of hard work. Now, hard work doesn’t mean you have to discount being smart, and it is possible that you are currently focusing your efforts in the wrong way. So, read what I have to say, make the adjustments that are required, and I guarantee that you will increase your punching speed.

1) Throw twice the amount of punches you are currently throwing per workout – to punch quickly you need to punch efficiently, and throwing lots of punches is the only way to communicate with the muscle fibres that perform this action. It’s too bad you couldn’t just send them an email telling them to pick things up, but unfortunately, in order to become more efficient you have to throw thousands of punches. In order to punch efficiently, you need the least amount of muscle fibres to activate in order to execute the action, and you need the surrounding muscle fibres to relax so that the necessary fibres can function without restriction. Repetitive sport specific movement is the only way to accomplish this.

I would say that most good amateur boxers throw about 200 punches per 3 minute round, some of the best can crank it up to 300 punches per round. If you’re putting in 6 rounds on the heavybag, some double-end bag work, speed bag, shadowboxing, and focus mitts, then you are probably going to hit somewhere in the 2500 punch range. Now consider that some top pros are throwing 5,000 – 6,000 punches per workout. If you want to punch fast, throw a lot of punches. At the end of the day, efficiency = speed

2) Punch fast when you train – Imagine running four sets of 400m against a few of your friends. Let’s say they consistently run it in 1:15s and even though you could run it in 60 secs, you opt to run each set at 85% and come in under 1:10 secs. You could probably do this all day long and not get tired. Now, throw in a guy who runs it in under 55 secs and watch what happens to your energy levels as you try to catch him. I guarantee you’ll tire out in a couple trials. Everybody has their threshold for speed, and if you consistently train at 85% of your max punch speed then you can expect to punch at 85% of your potential. Too many fighters punch at 85% in the gym, and gas out …

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Spirit’s Seasons, A Series – Basketball, Episode II

SPIRIT USUALLY LET the boys shoot around and play one-on-one for a few minutes at the start of practices. Then he directed them to assemble into three abbreviated columns, two deep. He instructed the boys in their stretching exercises, then defensive waves, and passing drills, “Okay you yokels, two lines, ten feet apart, ball in the left lane, run the length of the court getting as many passes as possible, faster, faster. Now, three lines, 3-man weave, quickly, quickly, this isn’t golf.”

Practices were going well in Sinkiuse. All six players were adapting to the change from the gridiron to the court. Spirit worked the boys hard and primarily emphasized running, passing, lateral and diagonal slides, rebounding position and technique, defensive closing, defensive stance and positioning, and help-side defense. He did not think shooting was that important in practice, especially since these boys spent much of their extra time shooting throughout most of the year. And with three seniors, one sophomore, and two eighth graders on the team, these boys would have to be in great shape… they would have to be smart enough to refrain from fouling too.

Whenever Spirit wanted to scrimmage his team he brought in his two nieces, and Ella Kamiakin and Scout Ford. Those four girls lived for basketball so they considered the extra gym time as a bonus. Also, those girls could hold their own against most of the boys. The girls’ coach, Karen Kanaskat, was pleased that those ad hoc practices improved her team as well.

The Bobcat boys’ team included Larry Lillooet at the post position, Sylix and Swift, the Skosum brothers, at guard positions, Tyee Tulameen as the wing or shooting guard, and, one of Spirit’s nephews, either Junior or Five at the other wing. Larry had excellent post moves. Swift and Sylix were competent shooters with great dribbling ability and cagy defensive skills, but Tyee Tulameen was the team’s best shooter. He could shoot the lights out and he got most of his scoring from well beyond three-point range.

The first game of the season was at home against Smohalla High School. Since the Sasquatch played soccer during the autumn season the Smohalla boys were always speedy, in great shape, and free of injuries. Spirit greeted Coyote Chilcotin, the Sasquatch coach, and gave him the locker room key. The coaches had a long-lasting friendship since they had either played or coached roundball against each other since junior high. They respected each other’s athletic abilities, knowledge of the game, and coaching expertise.

Spirit regrettably related that the team and school had low numbers. Coach Chilcotin responded, “We have the same situation at Smohalla but ours is perhaps worse. We couldn’t field a volleyball team or a full soccer squad either. But we forged through with soccer season… five boys and five girls, although we had to forfeit all our matches in order to play 10 on 10.”

“Wow, I thought we had it bad, but next year we might have to …

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What is the Difference Between Lifetime Basketball Double Shot and Spalding Basketball Pop-a-Shot?

What are the Lifetime Basketball Double Shot and Spalding Basketball Pop-A-Shot Arcade Games?

These games are meant to bring the carnival-style arcade games into your own home. Both of these games allow 2 players to go head-to-head in a timed basketball shoot-out. These systems both feature smaller-than-standard basketball rims and several mini basketballs. The game begins when a player scores a basket on either side of the game; a timer then begins a count down and the players try to score as many points as possible before the timer runs out. While a single player can play the game, it is much more enjoyable to try to beat out an opponent.

If players score a sufficiently high amount of points by the end of the initial timer, a bonus round commences where a shorter time clock begins and the victorious player or players continue shooting. These bonus rounds will continue if players continually score a sufficient amount of points during the bonus rounds. Another fun facet of the game is that during the final seconds of the game, made baskets change from 2-pointers to 3-pointers, which makes point tallies increase at a far quicker rate.

What are the main differences between these 2 systems?

As mentioned above, the game play is pretty much the same. Where you really see the differences is in the construction of the units.

Arcade Basketball Rim Comparison:

In these games, a score is made when the ball goes through the hoop; the difference comes in how the score is tracked. On the Spalding Pop-A-Shot game, the score is tracked by a plastic component that moves down when the ball lands on it, making a “clicking” noise. This type of tracking mechanism would be considered a traditional design. Where problems come with this type of mechanism is the likelihood of breakage of the plastic clicker due to repeated use.

Lifetime Products tried to improve on this design by removing the clicker all together and using a sensor to detect the ball going through the hoop. This design not only removes the worries of breaking the plastic tracking piece, but also tracks scores more accurately. As the Spalding Pop-A-Shot grows older, the system tends to have more shakiness; thus, when a ball hits the rim without going in, the movement of the system will sometimes track a score inadvertently. The sensor on the Lifetime arcade basketball system effectively eliminates this problem.

Construction Comparison:

Both of these systems can be pretty hard to fit into most homes. This problem is typically caused by lower ceilings. At standard height, the tops of both of these systems reach as tall as 90″. If your ceiling is the typical 8 ft. (96″), that does not leave you with a lot of room to shoot the ball. Lifetime Products tried to improve on this design by creating a height adjustment mechanism that can lower the overall height of the system down to 82″. This ads a lot more space to shoot the …

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Chase Betting Systems (Also Known As Dog Chase Betting)

If you are an experienced sports gambler you know the old adage, that if you chase your loses you will lose your shirt and be certain to bust your account. It is time to throw all that non-sense out of the window and learn for the first time, that chasing your loses is the best possible scenario. In order to make money using a chase betting system you need three items at your disposal:

1. A decent bankroll (or account balance)

2. A Plan

3. A strong stomach to carry out the plan

The old adage states that: he who chases his losses will burn through his bankroll. This is true, only if you do not have a true plan, a strong stomach and a decent bankroll. Let me explain. The old adage comes from the gambler who bets $100 on Team 1 to win today. Team 1 loses, thus tomorrow the gambler bets $200 on Team 2 to win (he thinks he can not lose twice in a row and plus Team 2 is a sure thing). Team 2 loses, then on day 3 he bets his remaining bankroll on Team 3, he loses and within three days his bankroll busts. The old adage is true, for this gambler…not for you.

You see a chase system uses simple mathematics to ensure that you do not ever lose money. However, you must make sure you bet the correct amount and you must have the guts to follow through with this program. The system is easy to follow regardless of which sport you bet on and regardless of if you are chasing a specific team or a general sport. In 2007, AFSB completed a study of the chase system in the NHL focusing on the Montreal Canadians. The system worked like this: On day 1, $25.00 was bet on Montreal, if Montreal lost, then the next time that Montreal played $50.00 was bet on Montreal, if Montreal lost again, then in the next game $100.00 was bet on Montreal, if Montreal lost that game then $200.00 was bet on Montreal and so on until Montreal wins or you run out of money. Once Montreal wins then the system resets and the next time Montreal won $25 was bet on Montreal in their next game, if they lost then in the next game $50 was bet on Montreal, however, if they won, then in the next game $25 was bet on Montreal.

This simple system made us $1,210.00 in the NBA Playoffs in 2007 (see our Article on Absolutely Free Sports Bets regarding the NBA Dog-Chase System). We again used this system in the 2008 MLB playoffs and picked up a nice $1,373.00.

In the 2010 NCAA Basketball season we are utilizing this system in a more generic manner. We are playing one Dog-Chase and one Favorite-Chase that is not team specific. Click on our Free Picks link to see the details of the 2010 NCAA Basketball Chase System hard at work.…

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4 Steps to Decorate Your Home With Football Memorabilia

Soccer is a popular sport in the United Sates. Although this very competitive game is rather rough and a physically demanding sort, this has not stopped fans to continue increase throughout the years. Therefore, it is not extraordinary that football enthusiasts like you begin your own collection of football memorabilia.

These collectibles can range from small compilations such as football ticket stubs or to expensive ones such as helmets of your favorite team like the Dallas Cowboys mini helmet. This collection is a treasure and if possible you want to share it with your family and friends. The simplest way to do this is to integrate your collection with your home décor. Here are five steps to achieve this goal.

Step 1
The first step you need to take is to ensure that you have all the necessary accessories to make it easier for you to display your collection. These accessories are important for protecting your memorabilia at the same time making displaying them an easier task. These display cases comes in different sizes and designs. It depends on your personal preference on the type of display case that can match your home décor.

Step 2
If you are planning to flaunt more than one display case, then it is suggested that you plan in advance. Determine what kind of base you will choose. This task is easy if you already have wood furniture in your home. If not, other options will include black, natural and a cherry base. Maintain the theme with the cabinets and display frames as well.

Step 3
Very special collectibles such as signed photographs and posters also make a great addition to any room. These items will look especially eye-catching in home offices and recreation areas. Make sure these priceless collectibles are placed in an area where it can be fully viewed by guests. Appropriate lighting and complimenting wall colors can also prove to highlight this precious collectible.

Step 4
One good suggestion is to come up with a theme for your collection or decorate it with a particular team or favorite player. You can begin by displaying one special piece like your favorite Dallas Cowboy mini helmet in a display case. Then you can further build the decor around this valuable piece by accentuating the room with team rugs, bobble heads and player collages.

The possibilities of decorating your home with your beloved football memorabilia are never-ending. Just a little thought and inspiration can make your sports collection a sight that you can enjoy everyday. …

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Get All Information On Golf Training

Golf has always been popular among sports lovers. It is often confused to be a sport linked to executive classes of society but more than being a myth, it is ruining the popularity which golf describes. Apart from being a healthy game, it can be a very good way to meet people too.

Golf Courses have become an important requirement for all the countries because it acts as a magnet for the tourists. There are people who spend lots of money just to visit the famous golf courses around the world. So for any nation, investment on it will not be a waste of money and resources.

Golf is focused on perfect shots and ability. Apart from the talent and aptitude towards the game, there is a massive resource of golf equipment which can help to improve one's game.

The golf club has reformed through various researchers drawn on with a bent towards perfecting the tool. The new golf clubs affect the game positively whenever a person is looking for an enhanced power or accuracy of shot.

There is a big difference that can be easily sighted between the play of an amateur and a professional golfer. A starter just looks for the yards to be covered while an experienced golfer concentrates on various other factors like the direction of wind and the layout of the greens.

First place to be taken care of is the person who is expected to give golf instruction to you as a fresher. Expecting friends and relatives with little knowledge of the game, to provide you with a good solution for all the problems being faced in understanding or executing your shots is irrational. Rather than this one must opt ​​for golf pros. They are experienced in mending the swing and other important factors which can affect the flight of a ball. In golf, it is rare to find players sharing the same golf swing. Every individual has a personal swing which is determined by his / her strengths and flexibility. Proper golf training and an experienced instructor can help a learner recognize how the swing can affect the impact of their golf clubs with the ball.

As a beginner, one should try to be patient in the play. Going for expensive golf equipment and golf clubs at the first go is not advisable. Instead look for some cheaper sets or even a used one will do till the proper experience is earned in recognizing the best suitable clubs.

Last but not the least, the best of all the golf tips is to enjoy and have fun playing or learning the game. Golf is a relaxing game and although competitive, it provides an opportunity to meet new people and relish the moments with friends. Golf was made to have fun. There are people who take it very seriously but in here more than seriousness, one needs to keep the mental balance intact. Patience always pays and so does it in the game of golf. …

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Adding Or Changing Golf Cart Parts Is Not As Difficult As You May Think

People that own golf carts and use them often, put wear and tear on the various golf cart parts such as tires, batteries, seats, brake lights, and mats. Many people who are not mechanical-minded assume that changing a part on their cart is beyond their scope of knowledge. However, replacing parts on a golf cart is not difficult, particularly since there is so much less to them mechanically than an automobile.

Let's assume as an example, your brake light goes out on your cart. You head to the dealership you purchased the cart and they of course can replace the bulb. They charge you for the bulb plus the cost to install it, and you end up paying much more than the bulb is worth. If you have a screwdriver and can unplug a light bulb and plug in a new one, you can save several dollars. In this case, you simply need to go to a cart parts store and purchase the correct bulb for your model, which costs a few dollars. Installing it takes only a few minutes.

Additional cart parts can be used to accessorize your cart, including seat covers, painting, bumpers, and dashboards. These also are not difficult to install, but when it comes to batteries or replacing a complete dashboard, many people shy away from doing it themselves if they are not confident in their abilities.

If saving money is your ultimate goal when adding parts or replacing parts on your cart, you can easily learn how to replace them. If you know of someone that is handy, have him or her show you systematically how to replace or add specific parts to the cart. Another way to learn how to change out parts or accessorize is read through your owner's manual. You can gain a wealth of information by simply reading through the various parts that the it has. In addition, the owner's manual probably has the part numbers of commonly replaced parts such as bulbs and tires.

Taking the time to learn how to replace specific parts or customize your cart with accessories will not only save you money, but give you a sense of pride in knowing your did the work yourself. Additionally, you will have saved yourself an allowance amount of money by replacing parts on your own because you only have to purchase the parts and do not have to pay someone to install it, which is referred to as labor costs. Most people that learn to install parts quickly find out that replacing or adding parts to a golf cart is nothing like an automobile. They find that the process is not as difficult as they thought. …

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