Currently, regulation 3.01(c) of the Designs Regulations requires that at least one representation must be provided for in the design filed. However, there is little, if any, legislative requirement as to what is contained within that representation.
This means that where a single representation is provided showing only one limited view of a design it may cause issues at the examination stage where some features of the design are unknown or unclear. Currently, there is no recourse for the Registrar to request additional representations to clearly determine the scope of the design. This may cause difficulties at the examination stage if features of the design are unknown.