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The Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1995

Published: 1995-08-17

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Statutory Instruments
1995 No. 2165

The Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1995

17th August 1995

Laid before Parliament
21st August 1995

Coming into force
4th September 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) Rules 1995 and shall come into force on 4th September 1995.

(2) The Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1992(4) are hereby revoked.

2.  These Rules shall be construed as one with the Registered Designs Rules 1989(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 1989 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.

Richard Page
Minister for Small Business
Department of Trade and Industry
3rd August 1995

We consent to the making of these Rules.

Simon Burns
D. L. Willetts
Two of the Lords Commissioners of Her Majesty’s Treasury
17th August 1995

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 1989.)

Number of corresponding Designs 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 application for a copy of certificate of registration of a design

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

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 request for information under section 23 on supply of registration number

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

On notification of order of the court

On application for restoration of a lapsed right in a design

On provision of fee for restoration of a registered design

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

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

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Rules)
These Rules revoke and replace the Registered Designs (Fees) Rules 1992 (S.I. 1992/617). Fees in respect of several matters have been aligned with fees prescribed for corresponding matters under the Patents (Fees) Rules 1995 (S.I. 1995/2164). Any increases or changes take effect on 4th September 1995.
The changes in the fees are as follows:—
(a)the fee for applications to enter details of proprietorship etc. on Form 12A is reduced from £55 to £50;
(b)a fee of £50 is introduced for an application for grant of a compulsory licence or for cancellation of a registration on Form 25A;
(c)a uniform fee of £5 is introduced for: requesting uncertified copies of entries or extracts supplied by the registrar, inspection of the register and requesting information.
It is estimated that the total amount of fees collected per annum under these Rules will be broadly the same as those collected per annum under the 1992 Rules.

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. 1992/617.

S.I. 1989/1105.