Design Rights Forms & Fees
Note: Design right submissions may be made by the following persons:
Design right proprietors: If you are the proprietor of a registered design, you may make submissions directly to the Intellectual Property Office.
Agents: If you are acting on behalf of a design right proprietor (i.e. as their agent or representative), you must be a registered design right agent.
Forms for the registration and ongoing administration of design rights, along with information regarding the necessary fees, are available to download below.
Schedule published 1 March 2016.
The fee schedule is available to download at the bottom of the page should you require further information.
|Service||Fee||Form (if applicable)||Notes|
|Registration of design||£100||Application for registration of a design [696kb]||The registration is a re-registration process. The registered design must be first registered in an approved jurisdiction (see regulations for full list).|
|Assignment (change of ownership)||£50||Assignment - application to record a change of ownership [459kb]||The assignment must first be registered in the jurisdiction of first registration.|
|Change of agent||free of charge||Change of agent [500kb]||-|
|Change proprietor name/address||£10||Change of Proprietor name or address [520kb]||-|
|Copy certificate of registration or copy of registration record|
|Request for copy documents [471kb]||-|
|Extension of period of protection||£100||Application to extend period of protection [358kb]||Design rights may generally be renewed in 5 periods of 5 years, however the renewal process depends on the law in the primary jurisdiction.|
|Formal extract of the Register||£25||Request for copy documents [471kb]||-|
|Late filing fees||10% per annum from date payment was due to date payment is made||-||Extra filing fee to be charged where any fee due under these rules is not paid when it is due.|
|New certificate of registration||£25||Request for copy documents [471kb]||A new certificate may be issued if the original is lost or destroyed. Evidence will be required by the Registrar as to the proprietor of the design.|
|Notice of a dispute challenging the validity of a design||£250||-||-|
|Other request to the Registrar (which are not specified in these rules)||£10||-||This is a standard fee for any applications not covered by these rules.|
|Rectification of Register||£10||-||Rectification request may be made by writing or email.|
|Registration of a licensee||£50||Registration of a licensee [515kb]||-|
|Restoration of a registered design||£150||-||An application for restoration of a design may be made after the expiry date. Please contact the IPO for further information.|
|Search report request||£25||Request for a search of the IP Register [464kb]||This service includes proprietor searches.|