Designs in the UK
Document No: PUB 20B/15
In 2014, the Government sought views on proposed changes to the Registered Designs Act 1949. The proposal was that the legislation be amended to provide registered design owners with the option of marking a product with the address of a website which links the product with the relevant registered design numbers as an alternative way of providing notice of the rights. The Government response to this call for evidence was published in August 2015.
The response document provides a summary of what respondents said about the proposal to introduce the option of webmarking for registered design rights. This document provides a summary of the key points raised by respondents and the Government’s commentary on these issues.