The amended India Design rules and fees took effect on 30 December 2014. There are two main points to be noted:
- Increase in Design fee structure.
There has been an increase of 300% on the design free structure.
- For new applications, the fee increased from INR 1,000 (USD 16.07) to INR 4,000 (USD 64.31); and
- For design renewal, the fee has been raised from INR 2,000 (USD 32.15) to INR 8,000 (USD 128.62)
(Based on exchange rate of USD 1 = INR 62.20).
- Previously, there used to be only 1 category of Design applicant in India with no distinction of individuals / small entity / big entity. Now there are 3 options and the applicant must choose a category and pay the appropriate fee according to the category chosen.