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



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.