Search Legislation

The Designs (International Registration of Industrial Designs) Order 2018

What Version

 Help about what version
  • Latest available (Revised)
  • Original (As made)

Status:

This is the original version (as it was originally made). This item of legislation is currently only available in its original format.

PART 1MODIFICATIONS TO PROVISIONS OF THE ACT APPLIED TO PROTECTED INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATIONS (UK) AND REQUESTS FOR INTERNATIONAL REGISTRATION (UK)

1.  The Act is modified as follows.

2.  Section 1B (requirement of novelty and individual character) applies with the omission in subsection (7) of “3B(2), (3) or (5) or”.

3.  Section 3A (determination of applications for registration) applies—

(a)with the substitution for subsection (3) of—

(3) If it appears to the registrar that the holder of an international registration making a request for international registration (UK) of a design in respect of which protection has been applied for in a convention country is not the person who applied for protection in that country (or that person’s personal representative), he shall refuse the request;

(b)with the substitution in subsection (4) for “register that thing or that design” of “confer protection for that design or thing so that it becomes a protected international registration (UK).”;

(c)with the insertion after subsection (4) of—

(5) Where the registrar—

(a)refuses a request for international registration (UK); or

(b)proceeds with the grant of a request for international registration (UK) on consideration of the applicant’s observations or representations or successful appeal of a decision to refuse a request for international registration (UK),

the registrar must notify the International Bureau in accordance with Article 12 of the Geneva Act and Rule 18 of the Common Regulations..

4.  Section 3C (date of registrations of designs) applies with the substitution for subsection (1) of—

(1) A design which is the subject of a request for international registration (UK) shall be protected from and including the date on which the international registration produces the effect as a grant of protection under this Act notified in the statement of grant of protection under Rule 18bis of the Common Regulations..

5.  Section 3D (appeals in relation to applications for registration) applies with the reference to section 3A as modified under paragraph 3 and the omission of the reference to section 3B.

6.  Section 7A (infringement of rights in registered design) applies with the substitution for subsection (6) of—

(6) No proceedings shall be taken in respect of an infringement of the right in a design which is the subject of a protected international registration (UK) committed before the date of issue of the statement of grant of protection under Rule 18bis of the Common Regulations..

7.  Subsection (2) of section 7B (right of prior use) applies—

(a)with the omission in paragraph (a) of “under section 3”;

(b)with the substitution for paragraph (b) of—

(b)where a request was made for international registration (UK) for a design in respect of which protection has been applied for in a convention country, the date on which it was treated as having been so made..

8.  Section 8 (duration of right in registered design) applies with the substitution for subsections (2) and (3) of—

(2) The period for which the right subsists may be extended for a second, third, fourth and fifth period of five years, by applying to the International Bureau, in accordance with Article 17 of the Geneva Act and subject to the payment of the fees specified under the Common Regulations.

(3) If the first, second, third or fourth period expires without such application and payment being made, the protected international registration (UK) shall cease to have effect..

9.  Section 11ZA(1B) (grounds for invalidity of registration) applies, with the omission of “3B(2), (3) or (5) or”.

10.  Section 11ZB (applications for declarations of invalidity) applies—

(a)with the insertion in subsection (2) of “or the court” after “registrar”;

(b)with the insertion in subsection (3) of “or the court” after “registrar”;

(c)with the insertion in subsection (5) of “or the court” after “registrar”.

11.  Section 11ZE (effect of cancellation or invalidation of registration) applies—

(a)with the omission of subsection (1);

(b)with the insertion in subsection (2) of “or the court” after “registrar”.

12.  Section 11ZF (appeals in relation to cancellation or invalidation) applies with substitution for “11 to 11ZE” of “11ZA, 11ZB, 11ZC and 11ZE”.

13.  Section 14 (registration of design where application for protection in convention country has been made) applies with the reference in subsection (2) to an application for registration of a design made by virtue of section 14 being read as a request for international registration (UK) for a design in respect of which protection has been applied for in a convention country.

14.  Section 15B (assignment, &c. of registered designs and applications for registered designs), applies, with the substitution for subsection (1) of—

(1) A protected international registration (UK) is transmissible by assignment, testamentary disposition or operation of law in the same way as other personal or moveable property..

15.  Section 40 (fees) applies with the omission of the words “the registration of designs and applications therefore, and in respect of other”.

16.  Section 44 (interpretation) applies with the insertion after paragraph (4) of—

(5) Any expression defined for the purposes of the Designs (International Registration of Industrial Designs) Order 2018(1) which is used in this Act as modified by that Order has the same meaning as in that Order..

Back to top

Options/Help

Print Options

Close

Legislation is available in different versions:

Latest Available (revised):The latest available updated version of the legislation incorporating changes made by subsequent legislation and applied by our editorial team. Changes we have not yet applied to the text, can be found in the ‘Changes to Legislation’ area.

Original (As Enacted or Made):The original version of the legislation as it stood when it was enacted or made. No changes have been applied to the text.

Close

Opening Options

Different options to open legislation in order to view more content on screen at once

Close

Explanatory Memorandum

Explanatory Memorandum sets out a brief statement of the purpose of a Statutory Instrument and provides information about its policy objective and policy implications. They aim to make the Statutory Instrument accessible to readers who are not legally qualified and accompany any Statutory Instrument or Draft Statutory Instrument laid before Parliament from June 2004 onwards.

Close

More Resources

Access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item from this tab. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as enacted version that was used for the print copy
  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • correction slips
  • links to related legislation and further information resources
Close

More Resources

Use this menu to access essential accompanying documents and information for this legislation item. Dependent on the legislation item being viewed this may include:

  • the original print PDF of the as made version that was used for the print copy
  • correction slips

Click 'View More' or select 'More Resources' tab for additional information including:

  • lists of changes made by and/or affecting this legislation item
  • confers power and blanket amendment details
  • all formats of all associated documents
  • links to related legislation and further information resources