It contains sections of the Registered Designs Act 1949 (RDA) and also refers to the Registered Design Rules 2006.
The guide also includes:
- information on absolute grounds for refusal
- Formalities requirements for submitting a design application
- Information on examination procedures
- Information on the Locarno Classification system
The guide will be regularly updated to reflect changes in the Law and judicial decisions.
Practices set out in this document should be considered alongside the RDA and associated Rules. The guide should not be viewed in isolation, nor used as a substitute for legal advice.
If you notice any errors, please contact DesignsExamination@ipo.gov.uk.