Insights Intellectual Property Office publishes Design Practice Notice 01/22 on increasing information available in Designs Journal and online search facility


The IPO says that feedback has demonstrated that customers would like more information available about UK registered designs.

In response, the IPO has decided to make the date of grant and date of publication available online for all UK national registered designs.

For designs that were registered in the EU as a Registered Community Design (RCD), or as an International Registration that was protected in the EU at the end of the Transition Period, there will be no date of grant available.

The date recorded as the publication date for re-registered designs will be the date the corresponding RCD or International Registration was published on Designs View or Hague Express. To access the Design Practice Notice, click here.