UK design registration database - design cloning process update
The UKIPO has been updating the UK design register to include all newly cloned UK design registrations stemming from affected EU design registrations, and international Hague design registrations designating the EU.
At the end of October 2021 the UKIPO reported that a number of cloned UK design registrations were still to be added to the UK design register (http://dycip.com/ukipo-find-design). It has since confirmed that some of these remaining cloned UK design registrations should now be viewable.
Cloned UK design registrations stemming from EU design registrations should be accessible on the UK design register by searching for the underlying EU design registration number, prefixed with “9”:
|EU design registration number||Cloned UK design registration number|
Cloned UK design registrations stemming from an affected EU designation of an international Hague design registration (which will now sit outside the Hague design registration system), should be accessible by using the underlying Hague design registration number, prefixed with “8” and suffixed with three zeros:
|Hague design registration number||Cloned UK design registration number|
|D069629-0001 (DM/069 629)||806962900010000|
|D069629-0002 (DM/069 629)||806962900020000|
Some, but regrettably not all, cloned UK design registrations are also accessible via the EUIPO DesignView database. We will continue to monitor for any further updates to the UK design register, and other related design registration databases covering UK design registrations.