Even though designs can be protected in the UK and Europe up to 12 months after being disclosed to the public, we recommend that you talk to us before you make your design public.
After first filing in the UK or Europe you can file for overseas protection up to 6 months after the first UK or European registration.
We can file applications in the UK, Europe and the US and have associations with legal firms in territories both in and beyond Europe. The International filing systems we use can significantly reduce the cost of filing overseas.
A registered design will be protected for 25 years in the UK and European Union, if you pay the renewal fees every five years. The duration and frequency of renewal fees varies depending on the country in which the design is being registered.