Is it possible to restore the design lapsed due to non-payment of extension fee within prescribed time?
A registration of design will cease to be effective on termination of 10 year period from date of registration if extension fee for further term of five years is not paid before the expiry of original period of 10 years.
However, lapsed designs may be restored provided the following conditions are satisfied:
(i) Application for restoration is filed with prescribed fees within one year from the date of lapse stating the ground for such non-payment of extension fee with sufficient reasons.
(ii) If the application for restoration is allowed the proprietor will be required to pay the extension fee and an additional fee prescribed by the Act.