Research and analysis

Research into designs infringement

Attitudes and behaviour of design rights owners towards infringement. Develop methodology for future use with the baseline evidence received.



The UK Intellectual Property Office commissioned this research to address the lack of existing data on design infringement.

This report measures the incidence of design rights infringement in the UK. It looks at attitudes to design rights, infringement among designers and design right owners. It provides a snapshot of the UK’s design industry.

This includes which rights designers value, the impact of infringement and what happens when designers go to court.

Published 22 November 2018