IP—new starter design rights guide
IP—new starter design rights guide

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

  • IP—new starter design rights guide
  • Introductory materials
  • Protecting rights in designs—training materials
  • Other topics of interest/other practice area specific material
  • Brexit
  • Q&As
  • Further reading materials
  • Key associations for lawyers dealing with designs

This new starter guide provides an introduction to design rights. It focuses on highlighting the basic principles that apply and includes numerous links to other LexisNexis® sources and materials which provide more comprehensive information. It is aimed at trainee solicitors and those new to the law of design rights. Information on other intellectual property (IP) rights including other new starter guides is contained in Practice Note: Intellectual property (IP)—new starter guide.

Those who are new to IP law are also likely to find: Design transactions and management—overview and Design disputes—overview in this topic useful.

Where something is not covered by this basic guide, use the Topics tab on the homepage to browse further content under the Designs topic’s subtopics:

  1. Designs transactions and management

  2. Designs disputes

This guide also contains links to help you make the most of the IP materials, including how to sign up for email alerts and how to contact the LexisAsk team.

Introductory materials

For an introduction to designs, along with the Overviews mentioned above, see Practice Notes:

  1. Registered design rights in the UK and EU