Apply

Apply online

You can register your design online. It’s cheaper than applying by post.

Number of designs Fee
One £50
Up to 10 £70
Up to 20 £90
Up to 30 £110
Up to 40 £130
Up to 50 £150

You can’t claim back VAT as the fee is out of scope.

Apply by post

Your application should include the following documents:

Number of designs Fee
One £60
Each additional design £40

You can’t claim back VAT as the fee is out of scope.

After you’ve applied

The Intellectual Property Office will examine your application within 2 weeks.

If there are no objections and you haven’t asked to defer your registration, your design will be registered immediately.

If there are any objections, you have 2 months to respond.

You can request a hearing if you:

  • think your application has been dealt with unfairly
  • disagree with the decision about your design

Your design will be added to the list of registered designs and made public. You can choose for it not to be made public by deferring your registration.

Send forms and responses

Send all forms, changes to your application or hearing requests to:

Intellectual Property Office
Concept House
Cardiff Road
Newport
South Wales
NP10 8QQ
United Kingdom

How long it lasts

You must renew your design registration every 5 years to keep it protected.

Use your design

Once registered you can license, sell or mortgage your design.