If you file a design application in the EU and it is registered and published by 31 December 2020, an equivalent UK registered design right will be created automatically and at no additional cost. After this date you will have to pay both EU and UK design registration fees.

If you are considering registering any designs in the EU and the UK, please get in touch with your FB Rice attorney or contact us here ASAP, as we recommend filing an EU design application by 30 November 2020 at the latest to ensure registration by 31 December 2020.