I am extremely relieved to have this idea protected and to now be able to stop all the cloak and dagger business and actually tell people about it. A very big thank you to all of you at Albright. I couldn't be happier with the way you have helped me through this process and will tell anyone who will listen that yours is the firm for all things patents. Look forward to working with you again as this thing develops.B Packman
How long do British and European registered designs last for?
Up to 25 years, renewable every 5 years
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.
Can I use my British design images for filing in the USA?
The drawing requirements in the US are different to those in the UK. Usually, the drawings have to be altered, eg by adding shading