The Registered Designs (Fees) (No. 2) Rules 1995

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Published: 1995-11-07

Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 2913

DESIGNS
The Registered Designs (Fees) (No. 2) Rules 1995

Made
7th November 1995

Laid before Parliament
13th November 1995

Coming into force
4th December 1995

The Secretary of State, in exercise of the powers conferred upon him by sections 36, 40 and 44(1) of the Registered Designs Act 1949(1), of the power conferred upon him by the Department of Trade and Industry (Fees) Order 1988(2), and of all other powers enabling him 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) (No. 2) Rules 1995 and shall come into force on 4th December 1995.

(2) The Registered Designs (Fees) 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 Taylor,
Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Science and Technology,
Department of Trade and Industry
2nd November 1995

We consent to the making of these Rules.

Derek Conway,
D. L. Willetts,
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
7th November 1995

Rule 3

SCHEDULEFEES PAYABLE

(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 Designs Form
Item
Amount

£

1A
Appointment or change of agent ... ... ... ...


2A
On application to register one design to be applied to a single article not falling within the next item ... ... ... ...
60

2A
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 ... ... ... ...
35

2A
On application to register one design to be applied to a set of articles
90

7
On request to the registrar for statement of grounds of decision underrule 31 ... ... ... ...
65

8

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

by one month ... ... ... ...

18

by two months ... ... ... ...

36

by three months ... ... ... ...

54

9A

On application to extend period of protection:

for second period ... ... ... ...

130

for third period ... ... ... ...

210

for fourth period ... ... ... ...

310

for fifth period ... ... ... ...

450

9A

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 ... ... ... ...

24

Each succeeding month ... ... ... ...

(not exceeding six months)

24

12A

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 ... ... ... ...

50

16A
On application to record alteration of name ... ... ... ...



On request under section 21 for correction of error:

One design and any additional design—same error ... ... ... ...

55

19A
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) ... ... ... ...
50

On application for settlement of the terms of a licence of right ... ... ... ...
50

21
On request for search when registration number is not supplied ... ... ... ...
25

23

On request for certificate of the registrar:

Sealed and attached to document ... ... ... ...

22

By impression on document ... ... ... ...

16

29
On application for restoration of a lapsed right in a design ... ... ... ...
120

30
On provision of fee for restoration of a registered design ... ... ... ...
120

Inspection in person of register without provision of copy ... ... ... ...
5

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 ... ... ... ...

5

On application for a copy of certificate of registration of a design ... ... ... ...
22

On request for information under section 23 on supply of registration number ... ... ... ...
5

On notification of order of the court ... ... ... ...


Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Rules)
These Rules revoke and replace the Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1995 (S.I. 1995/2165). These Rules refer to fewer Registered Designs Forms than previously because their number is reduced by the Registered Designs Rules 1995 (S.I. 1995/2912) (rule 4 and Schedule 1). Fees in respect of several matters have been further aligned with fees prescribed for corresponding matters under the Patents (Fees) Rules 1995 (S.I. 1995/2164). Any increases or changes take effect on 4 December 1995.
The changes in the fees are as follows:
(a)provision is made for applying on Form 9A to extend the period of protection into a fourth and fifth 5-year period, the fees being £310 and £450 respectively;
(b)the additional fee payable in respect of extra time for making application to extend the period of protection is increased from £18 to £24 for each extra month up to a maximum of 6 months;
(c)the fee, when applying on Form 19A for settlement of the terms of a licence of right, is £50.
It is estimated that the total amount of fees collected per annum under these Rules will be about 0.5% greater than the amount collected per annum under the Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1992 (S.I. 1992/617) and under the Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1995 (S.I. 1995/2165).


(1)
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.

(2)
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.

(3)
1992 c. 53.

(4)
S.I. 1995/2165.

(5)
S.I. 1995/2912.
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