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The Registered Designs Regulations 2001

Year of Version:2001
Date of Entry into Force:December 9, 2001
Date of Text (Issued):December 8, 2001
Type of Text:Implementing Rules/Regulations
Subject Matter:Enforcement of IP and Related Laws, IP Regulatory Body, Industrial Designs
Notes:
These Regulations, issued pursuant to section 2(2) of the European Communities Act 1972, make amendments to the Registered Designs Act 1949 in order to implement the Directive 98/71/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 13 October 1998 on the legal protection of designs (“the Directive”).
In particular, regulation 2 to 8 provide give effect to the main requirements of the Directive and, among others, make amendments to the following sections of the Registered Designs Act 1949:
- section 8B(6) (effect of order for restoration of right);
- Section 14 (registration of design where application for protection in
convention country has been made);
- section 15(2) of that Act (extension of time for applications under section 14 in certain cases);
- Section 19 (registration of assignments etc.)
- Section 22 (inspection of registered designs);
- Section 25(certificate of contested validity of registration);
- Section 35 (fine for falsely representing a design as registered);
- section 36(1A) (general power of Secretary of State to make rules etc.);
- section 44 of that Act (interpretation).

The text of the Registered Designs Regulations 2001 is subject to Crown Copyright protection (@Crown copyright 2001).
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