During the registration procedure, there will be no official investigation into previous registrations of conicting designs. However, it is possible to screen the design registers to mind out whether any previous design registrations exist. Current applications for registration cannot be reviewed as these are not public.
An investigation can be performed using an image of the design in question. An investigation into design registrations in the name of a particular proprietor can also be performed.
Our experts can provide information, advise and assistence during this procedure.