Design Rights Forms & Fees
Any new International Design Right applications (under the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement) filed from the 1st January 2021, designating the UK will also be protected in Guernsey. This means that if an International Design Right is subsequently granted for any of these applications in the UK, protection will automatically be afforded in Guernsey without any need for applicants to re-register their UK design.
From the 1st April 2021 the UK is extending its application of the Geneva Act of the Hague Agreement to include the Bailiwick of Guernsey
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|
|-||Please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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||-||Please email requests to email@example.com|
|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||-||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. Please email requests to firstname.lastname@example.org|
|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.|