Designs: Australia

General Information

International Agreements : Paris Convention

Novelty Requirements : Absolute Worldwide for publication, Local for use.

Claiming priority : Yes – within 6 months

Examination : Yes – Formalities only (substantive upon request).Post-Registration Examination required for Enforcement.

Protection Period : 10 Years (total) from filing date

Publication : At registration

Annuity Payments : Single renewal at 5th year from filing date.

Grace period for Annuity payments : 6 Months

Compulsory Licensing : Yes – may be granted if Design is not adequately worked.

Working or nominal working of Designs : Working is required to avoid Compulsory Licensing.

Notes : Substantive examination and subsequent certification are required to 
enforce the registration.


Filing Requirements

Design Filing Requirements

  1. Representations of the Design.
  2. Details of the Applicant. 


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