Designs - Search
All Design applications begin with a search to see if anything similar is registered. Before investing in a Design application, it is strongly advised by all National Design Offices that you obtain a search to see what, if any, other pending or granted Designs are worth reviewing to ensure that your Design registration will be granted if constructed correctly, or if your idea is not worth pursuing as others have got there first.
Depending on your view of the coverage of your idea, you can search one or a number of national or international registries to assess the amount of similar Designs. If you wish, you can start this search yourself by using the search function below.read more >
There are many things that need to be considered when registering a Design and these vary depending on the type of design and funds that are available to the owner. The key is to be clear what protection you need (e.g. are you worried a competitor is developing something similar or that a supplier may take your design for themselves?) and to set out a plan to ensure that you obtain the protection at a suitable time to ensure that your idea is as safe as possible and at a reasonable price given the potential rewards. Before you start on this process you are likely to want to check if the investment is going to be worth it and that is where a Design search will provide you with information on granted and pending Designs and their similarity to your ideas.
One Stop IP will provide the data of the search alongside relevant attorney opinion to help you decide on your options to proceed.
One Stop IP can help by giving you a clear picture of the costs of Design registration, so that you can decide if the investment justifies the potential rewards. In the first instance Request a quote by clicking the target button below, or click the question mark above to Ask a question. If you are unsure, follow this link to get started > and have our intuitive form show you where you need to start.
Intellectual Property Office (IPO) searchDesigns search
The Intellectual Property Office (IPO) is the official trade marks and design office of the United Kingdom. Through this search function, you can begin to assess whether there are any similar designs existing.
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For professional assistance with a Design search, please click on Request a quote above. One Stop IP will provide a search that results in an assessment of the closest match to your subject matter, other similar registrations that have been filed and approved as well as in different different jurastictions if requested. This service inparticular provides the added benefit of a professional opinion and direction on your next step.