Registered Designs Act 1949


The Registered Designs, Act, 1949 (12, 13 and 14 Geo. 6 c. 88) is an act in the United Kingdom concerning copyright and related rights, industrial designs, patents, protection of undisclosed information. The purpose of the act was to consolidate certain enactments relating to registering designs.[2] "The Act prescribes that where an application for the registration of a design has been abandoned or refused, information filed in pursuance of the registration shall not be open to public inspection".[2]

Registered Designs Act 1949[1]
Act of Parliament
Long titleAn Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to registered designs.
Citation1949 12, 13 and 14 Geo. 6 c. 88
Royal assent1949
Other legislation
Amended byCopyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017
Status: Amended
Text of statute as originally enacted
Revised text of statute as amended

Part IV of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 contains a certain number of amendments to the Registered Designs Act 1949.

Registrable designs and proceedings for registrationEdit

A design which complies with the conditions mentioned in article 1 of CDR.


  1. ^ The citation of this act by this short title is authorised by section 49 of this act.
  2. ^ a b "World Intellectual Property Organization".[permanent dead link]

External linksEdit

  • Design right at
  • "Falsely representing a design as being registered: what does one do?" - Offences relating to Section 35 of the Registered Designs Act, Prof Jeremy Phillips, November 2014
  • Contents of the act as amended at