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Designs service level commitments

Designs Product Quality Commitments

Designs Product Quality Standards Tier 1

Product Quality Standards that relate to matters which would adversely affect (or have the potential to affect) the validity of the IP Right.

  • Correct search and research strategy is adopted
  • All relevant grounds for rejection are correctly taken

Acceptable Quality Level

93.5% of cases conforming to the Product Quality Standard

Designs Product Quality Standards Tier 2

Product Quality Standards that relate to matters which would require a considerable amount of rework and/or inconvenience to the applicant or IP Australia.

  • Reports are comprehensive and informative

Acceptable Quality Level

90% of cases conforming to the Product Quality Standard

Designs Product Quality Standards Tier 3

Product Quality Standards that relate to matters which are important in terms of overall perception of the quality of the product.

  • Written formalities are complete and correct

Acceptable Quality Level

85% of cases conforming to the Product Quality Standard

Designs Service Level Commitment

Designs Registration and Examination Standard

  • We will examine and issue a report on your registered design within 13 weeks of receiving your request for examination
  • We will respond to correspondence relating to the examination of your design application within 20 working days of receiving the correspondence
  • We will undertake a formalities check of your design application within 8 weeks of receiving a request for registration
  • We will register your design within 20 working days of compliance with the formalities check

Designs Hearings Standard

  • We will issue our decision within 12 weeks of holding a hearing, unless we receive further submissions or evidence

For our current compliance with these commitments, go to our Charter Reports.

More Designs statistics are available at our IP Statistics page.

Last Updated: 10/12/2012

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