Guidance

Registered designs: displaying your rights

From 1 October 2017 you will have the option of marking your product with a web address, instead of the registered design number.

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You can choose to show that your product has registered design protection. This could help stop accidental infringement. It may also help you get damages, if someone does infringe your right.

The way that you do this now is to mark your product with the number of the registered design.

Webmarking

The law is changing on 1 October 2017. You will have the option of marking your product with a web address. The webpage must clearly set out the registered design number(s) relevant to that product.

You will still be able to mark your product with the registered design number.

Please refer to our guidance on webmarking of registered designs for further information.

Published 8 August 2017