Artistic works: Resolving design-copyright overlap

One of most controversial provisions of the Copyright Act, 1957, states that copyright in any design that could be registered under the Designs Act, 2000, but has not been so registered will cease when any article to which the design has been applied has been reproduced more than 50 times by an industrial process.

Mr. Omesh Puri analyses the overlap between Designs and Copyright Laws in his latest article on IBLJ, which can be viewed at