The Designs Act, 2000 allows the protection of outward appearance of products, which could be in the form of shape, configuration, pattern, ornament or composition of lines or colours. The Act being in its nascent stage raises ample scope for interpretation and litigation in the form of revocation proceedings or enforcement, including investigation, infringement actions and border protection.

O&A represents both domestic and international clients in design infringement proceedings and passing off actions before the Controller of Designs, tribunals, the Intellectual Property Appellate Board, as well as in matters before the various courts in India.