Intellectual property – statutory guidance

Registered Designs Act and Rules

The Registered Designs Act 1949 is the current law for the registration of designs and the protection of registered designs in the UK

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The Registered Designs Act

The unofficial consolidated version of the Act incorporates the changes since the Regulatory Reform (Registered Designs) Order 2006 came into force on 1 October 2006.

The Registered Designs Rules

The Designs Registry administers the Act according to detailed Rules, The Registered Designs Rules 2006, which are subject to change from time to time.