GST NO. 07AAACE1747M1ZJ

CIN U20299DL1986 NPL023253

EXPORT PROMOTION COUNCIL FOR HANDICRAFTS

EPCH HOUSE, POCKET 6 & 7, SECTOR 'C', LOCAL SHOPPING CENTRE, VASANT KUNJ, NEW DELHI-110070

Tel: 91-11-26135256 

Email:  designregister@epch.com

Fax: 91-11-26135518,26135519 

web: www.epch.in

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21 April, 2020

     

To,

 

All Member(s),

 

Sub.: EPCH “Design Register” to protect Members Designs / IPR from misuse or infringement. 

 

Dear Members,

 

Design 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 acquired 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 i.e. 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. 

 

To 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.

 

A 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.

The Design Register is an Online Register maintained 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.

The 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 that e-wallet.

 

For more details about Design Register, members can refer to the links below:-

·         FAQ’S Link                              - https://epch.in/circulars/faqdesignerregister.pdf 

·         Video Tutorial & Demo Link    - https://youtu.be/ul1RFi3bNh8   

·         Registration Link                     - https://designregister.epch.in/register 

·         Login URL                                - https://designregister.epch.in/login 

 

Members are requested to check the above links to understand the concept better. Any queries on the subject can be sent on the following email: designregister@epch.com or members can also call Mr. Sunil Kumar, Designer in EPCH on the following mob. 8750020692.

 

Members 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.

 

Kindly 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 business interests.

 

Regards,

 

[RAKESH KUMAR] 

Director General 

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