Welcome to the Designs Area
The UK Intellectual Property office defines a Design as "the appearance of the whole or part of a product resulting from the features of, in particular, the lines, contours, colours, shape, texture or materials of the product or ornamentation."
Typically a design represents the exterior "look" of a product.
Understanding your approach
In the UK there are two approaches to having a design. If you file to register a design and it is approved you have up to 25 years protection and exclusive use of the design. If you do not file to register the Design, then you automatically still have what is called a ‘Design Right’ and have 10 years exclusive rights to a design and 5 further years where others can apply for a licence of right.
One Stop IP provide a complete suite of services that will help you create your Design Registrations and ensure that you protect and manage them into the future, throughout their lifecycle.read more >
For every service we offer, we will provide you with a fixed price quotation in advance so that you are clear about what expertise is available and how much it will cost. Our group of associates can support you throughout the process, whilst you retain control over the services you require.
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The tabs on the left hand side cover the broad topics of the Design Registration lifecycle. Click on each to see the detailed services we provide in each area.
For detailed definitions around UK Patents go to UK Intellectual Property office website http://www.ipo.gov.uk/types/design.htm