You must renew your design registration on its fifth anniversary. You’ll then need to renew every 5 years up to a maximum of 25 years.
You’ll be charged a fee to renew.
If you don’t renew up to 6 months before or within 1 month after the renewal date, you’ll also need to pay late payment fees.
You can make a ‘late renewal’ up to 6 months after the renewal date by paying £24 for each complete month that’s passed on top of the renewal fee.
You’ll get confirmation of your renewal when the Intellectual Property Office (IPO) receive your form and payment.
Restore a design after the late renewal deadline
If you missed the 6 month deadline for late renewal, you have a further 6 months to apply to ‘restore’ your design.
You must give a good reason for why you missed the deadline.
Fill in and send an application to restore a design, with:
- a written explanation of why you didn’t renew on time
- a fee sheet for £120 and payment (if paying by cheque)
What happens next
You’ll get a decision letter in the post. You won’t get your money back if your application is turned down.
You’ll be able to renew your design as normal by sending a design registration renewal form if IPO agrees your explanation is valid.
You’ll get confirmation and your design will be published in the design journal once IPO receives your renewal payment.
If your application is rejected you have 2 months to appeal - the letter will tell you how.
|Late renewal (additional fee)||£24 per month|
|Restore a design||£120|
Send forms and payment
Send all forms and payment (if paying by cheque) to:
Intellectual Property Office