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How do I apply for Copyright and Design Right protection?
Copyright and Design Right protection is automatic on creating a work or design. However, you should register your design for increased protection and longer term protection.
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.
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