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Is there an international worldwide design registration?
Yes. It is available to UK citizens, but not to US citizens at present. However, there is a European Community System enabling a US citizen or company to obtain a single registration in all the European member states.
Is a US design an examination process or a registration process?
In the US, there is an Examination process. Prior art designs in the same category are considered before your application can be granted.
Do I have to identify the designer?
It is possible to waive the name of the designer when filing a European Community Design, but you should be sure that you have the rights to the design