Before you apply
Before making an application, you should ask yourself the following questions:
Design registration provides considerable benefits, although your design may have some automatic protection under unregistered design right and copyright laws.
Your design has to meet specific requirements before we will register it.
If you are the creator of a design, you will probably be regarded as the owner of that design and entitled to apply for design registration. Some exceptions apply, for example where designs are created under commission or in the course of employment.
If someone believes that your design is not new they can challenge it after it has been registered. To reduce the possibility of a challenge you can check if it is already registered by viewing registered designs online.
Click on the above link to find out more about getting confidential advice regarding your proposed application from a number of different sources.