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Designs

Should I register my design? Search the design database

About designs

  • What is a design?
  • Design right.
  • Should you apply for a registered design?
  • Further advice.

Applying for a design

  • Before you apply.
  • How to apply.
  • Illustrations of your design.
  • After you apply.

Managing your designs

  • Changing and renewing.
  • Using and enforcing.
  • Selling your design.
  • Designs protection abroad.

Other people's designs

  • Using and buying.
  • Objecting, challenging design registrations.
  • Design infringement.
  • Resolving disputes.

Fast Facts

  • Design Right is free protection for 3D shapes only
  • Registered designs have to be renewed every 5 years
  • Morally offensive designs might not be registrable

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