EPCH “Design Register” to protect Members Designs / IPR from
misuse or infringement.
and Product development form the essence to draw a higher value
realisation for the product and their copying renders the creator’s
efforts totally futile. We all are aware that a design can be
with a lot of hard work and tremendous efforts. In contrary, it is
noted and simultaneously reported to the EPCH by it’s members that there
are persons who misuse and violates their rights by making copy
which can be termed as design infringement. All such illegal acts
possible by the wrongdoers only for the reason that the safeguards
available such as design registration with the concerned authority
Office of Controller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks, are
not availed by their true creators, due to various reasons including
the paucity of sufficient time and money.
deal with such issues, the EPCH has created an online portal termed
as “Design Register”,
specifically designed and prepared for its members only as an
interim safeguard to prevent such risks to a certain level and same
will be a great boost for Council’s members and will also encourage
all to work hard on their own designs and simultaneously discourage
the wrongdoers. The “Design Register has been formally launched
online on the 17th April 2020.
design or product registered under the Design Register shall
always have the prerogative to establish it’s claim during all activities / events of
EPCH whether in India or abroad amongst
EPCH members and will also act as evidence in other cases subject to
law of the land.
Design Register is an
by the Export Promotion Council for Handicrafts through it’s own means where the EPCH has the sole
objective to create awareness amongst its member exporters and to
facilitate them to register their
designs/products/materials/articles prepared or to be prepared /
created or to be created / owned by them.
members who wish to register their design under the Design Register
at EPCH shall have to first create a login account and get
themselves registered where the entire facilities be available
through the same account. One-time registration charges shall be Rs.
1000/- plus GST and the charges for registering a single product
shall be Rs. 10 plus GST. Members will be required to maintain an
e-wallet in the Design Register and charges will be debited from
more details about Design Register, members can refer to the links
Tutorial & Demo Link
are requested to check the above links to understand the concept
better. Any queries on the subject can be sent on the following
or members can also call Mr. Sunil Kumar, Designer in EPCH on the
following mob. 8750020692.
may note, the EPCH will be organising a Webinar on how to enrol in
the Design Register. The details of the Webinar will be shared soon.
note, in the post COVID 19 environment with a larger say of internet
sales and social media use in generating sales, the Design Register
at EPCH will play a vital role in prevention of misuse and
infringement of designs and simultaneously provide safeguard to your