Does your jurisdiction have a registered design right, and, if so, what is the duration of protection conferred?

Yes, registered designs are protected for a period of 5 years, extendable up to a total of 25 years (in 5 year blocks).

Does your jurisdiction have an unregistered design right, and if so, what is the duration of protection conferred? 

Yes, UK unregistered design rights subsist automatically and expire at the lesser of 15 years from either: the end of the calendar year in which the design was first recorded; or where the design is made for sale/hire within 5 years of the design being created, 10 years from the end of the calendar year in which that first occurred.

Does your jurisdiction have a grace period in respect of design filings? 

Yes 

Is your jurisdiction a party to the Hague International Filing System on a national level?

Yes

 
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