Registered Designs Act 1949

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Registered Designs Act 1949[1]
Act of Parliament
Long title An Act to consolidate certain enactments relating to registered designs.
Citation 1949 12, 13 and 14 Geo. 6 c. 88
Royal assent 1949
Other legislation
Amended by Copyright, 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Text of statute as originally enacted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

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]

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 registration[edit]

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". 

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