UK Registered Designs

Skip navigation

A UK registered design is a right available by application at the UK designs registry. In order to be registered a design must be new and have individual character.

London bus

Protection subsists in the whole or part of a product (including a component part) resulting from the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product or its ornamentation.

The rights given to the registered proprietor are equivalent to those under the European Community Registered Design system and apply to both intentional copying and independent creation of the design.

The UK registered design system includes a 12 month 'grace period' for disclosures made by the designer. The application for registration must be made within 12 months from the earliest public disclosure of the design.

The registration, when granted, lasts for a period of 5 years from the filing date and may be renewed every 5 years by payment of renewal fees up to a maximum of 25 years. After this 25 year period protection expires.

Experts in UK Registered Designs

Robert B Franks Robert B Franks

European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
E : robert.franks@franksco.com
T : +44 (0)114 249 9888

Read More Read More

Iain Croft Iain Croft

European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
E : iain.croft@franksco.com
T : +44 (0)114 249 9888

Read More Read More

Abdulmalik Lawal Abdulmalik Lawal

European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
E : abdulmalik.lawal@franksco.com
T : +44 (0)114 249 9888

Read More Read More

Abigail Welford Abigail Welford

Chartered Patent & Trade Mark Attorney
E : abigail.welford@franksco.com
T : +44 (0)114 249 9888

Read More Read More

Jon Banford Jon Banford

European Patent and Trade Mark Attorney
E : jon.banford@franksco.com
T : +44 (0)1604 632 436

Read More Read More