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The IPO published a consultation on changes to registered design fees on 7 January 2016.
This document summarises the outcome of the consultation. The government would like to thank all respondents for their contributions.
Respondents welcomed the proposed fee reductions. The government intends to introduce the revised fees at the next suitable opportunity.
In 2011, Professor Hargreaves highlighted the need to focus on designs in the UK. Intellectual property law needed to adapt to our changing world, particularly to reflect digital developments.
The government has consulted with the design community. You shared your views on what would make the system better for registered designs. Making sure it meets the needs of the designers now and in the future in the UK.
The government is developing a new digital service for design customers. This will streamline the registration and renewal process and make it easier for businesses to use.
The introduction of the new online registration will lead to a reduction in our costs. The government needs to pass on these cost savings to our customers.
This consultation seeks your views on the proposed changes to fees for the registered design service.