The Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1998

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Statutory Instruments
1998 No. 1777

The Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1998

16th July 1998

Laid before Parliament
22nd July 1998

Coming into force
1st October 1998

The Secretary of State, in exercise of powers conferred upon her by sections 36, 40 and 44(1) of the Registered Designs Act 1949(1), of the power conferred upon her by the Department of Trade and Industry (Fees) Order 1988(2), and of all other powers enabling her in that behalf, after consultation with the Council on Tribunals pursuant to section 8(1) of the Tribunals and Inquiries Act 1992(3), and with the consent of the Treasury pursuant to the said section 40, hereby makes the following Rules:—

1.—(1) These Rules may be cited as the Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1998 and shall come into force on 1st October 1998.

(2) The Registered Designs (Fees) (No. 2) Rules 1995(4) are hereby revoked.

2.  These Rules shall be construed as one with the Registered Designs Rules 1995(5).

3.  The fees to be paid in respect of any matters arising under the Registered Designs Act 1949 shall be those specified in the Schedule to these Rules; and in any case where a form specified in the Schedule as the corresponding form in relation to any matter is required by the Registered Designs Rules 1995 to be used, that form or any alternative form accepted by the registrar under rule 4(2) of those Rules shall be accompanied by the fee, if any, specified in respect of that matter.

Ian McCartney
Minister of State,
Department of Trade and Industry
9th July 1998

We consent to the making of these Rules.

Graham Allen
Bob Ainsworth
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
16th July 1998

Rule 3


(In this schedule references to a section are to that section of the Registered Designs Act 1949 and references to a rule are to that rule in the Registered Designs Rules 1995)

Number of corresponding form
Amount £

Appointment or change of agent

On application to register one design to be applied to a single article not falling within the next item

On application to register one design to be applied to a single article made substantially of lace or a design consisting substantially of checks or stripes to be applied to a single textile article

On application to register one design to be applied to a set of articles

On request to the registrar for statement of grounds of decision under rule 31

On request for extension of time to complete an application for the registration of a design:

by one month

by two months

by three months

On application to extend period of protection:

for second period

for third period

for fourth period

for fifth period

Additional fee payable under section 8(4) in respect of extra time for making application for extension of period of protection:

additional time not exceeding one month

each succeeding month (not exceeding six months)


On application under rule 42 to enter subsequent proprietorship, etc. and on application under rule 45 by mortgagee or licensee for entry that he no longer claims to be such:

one design and any additional design similarly affected

On application to record alteration of name

On request under section 21 for correction of error:

one design and any additional design—same error

On request by proprietor of design to cancel registration

On application for grant of a compulsory licence under section 10 or for cancellation of the registration under section 11(2) or (3)

On application for settlement of the terms of a licence of right

On request for search when registration number is not supplied

On request for certificate of the registrar: sealed and attached to document

by impression on document

On application for restoration of a lapsed right in a design

On provision of fee for restoration of a registered design

Inspection in person of register without provision of copy

Inspection in person of material available for inspection pursuant to section 22

On request for uncertified copy or extract under rule 73: in respect of each design

On application for a copy of certificate of registration of a design

On request for information under section 23 on supply of registration number

On notification of order of the court

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Rules)
These Rules revoke the Registered Design (Fees) (No. 2) Rules 1995.
They also modify a number of fees as follows:
(a)the additional fee for extensions of time not exceeding one month is reduced from £24 to no fee (Form 9A);
(b)the fee for entries concerning change of proprietorship, mortgagee or licensee (Form 12A) is reduced from £50 to no fee;
(c)the fee for inspection of the register in person and a request for information are both reduced from £5 to no fee.
A compliance cost assessment is available, copies of which have been placed in the libraries of both Houses of Parliament. Copies are available also from the Legal Division, Patents and Designs Directorate, the Patent Office, Newport, Gwent, NP9 1RH.

1949 c. 88; sections 36 and 40 of the Registered Designs Act 1949 were amended by the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (c. 48), section 272 and Schedule 3, paragraphs 26 and 30.

S.I 1988/93, as amended by S.I. 1990/1473, which was made under section 102 of the Finance (No. 2) Act 1987 (c. 51). The relevant provisions of that Order are article 6 and Part III of Schedule 1.

1992 c. 53.

S.I. 1995/2913.

S.I. 1995/2912.