An industrial design is the ornamental or aesthetic aspect of an article. The design may consist of three dimensional features, such as the shape or surface of an article, or of two dimensional features, such as patterns, lines or color.
Industrial designs are applied to a wide variety of products of industry and handicraft. Design may cover various fields of productions. Almost every product has a shape and particular look which is called design. But for being the Design in law it must be of a product and it must have industrial application. An industrial design is primarily of an aesthetic or visual nature, and does not relate to the technical features of an article.
The object of the Design law is to grant effective legal system for the protection of Industrial Designs and to promote design activity by promoting design element in an article of production.
In Pakistan Designs Ordinance, 2000 gives provisions to Register the new and novel Designs of an article.