Central Government Act
Section 16 in The Designs Act, 2000
16. Effect of disclosure on copyright.- The disclosure of a design by the proprietor to any other person, in such circumstances as would make it contrary to good faith for that other person to use or publish the design, and the disclosure of a design in b each of good faith by any person, other than the proprietor of the design, and the acceptance of a first and confidential order for articles bearing a new or original textile design intended for registration, shall not be deemed to be a publication of th design sufficient to invalidate the copyright thereof if registration thereof is obtained subsequently to the disclosure or acceptance.
Inspection of registered designs.