Designs tracker [Archived]
Designs tracker [Archived]

The following IP guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Designs tracker [Archived]
  • Legislation
  • Judgments
  • Consultations

ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is no longer maintained. It contains closed legislative proposals, published judgments and closed consultations that are no longer featured in the current Designs tracker because they are not from the current year.

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To track the progress of current legislative proposals, relevant judgments and consultations related to designs, see Practice Note: Designs tracker.


For current legislation, see Practice Note: Designs tracker—Legislation.

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Extension of the international designs registration regime under the Hague System to include the UK 13 June 2018: UK joined Hague System. Before 13 June 2018, the only way to include the UK in an application for an international design under the Hague System was to designate the EU as a whole. Under section 8 of the Intellectual Property Act 2014, the UK has joined the Hague System meaning applicants can now designate the UK individually.

The government conducted a consultation on the UK's accession to the Hague System which closed on 15 November 2015.

The response document, which was published on 14 January 2016, indicated the government’s intention to accede