Applying for a patent of addition
The initial period of registration for your design lasts for five years from the filing date of your application.
You may choose to renew your design registration for a further five years, to a maximum of 10 years. If you do not renew your registration, your design will cease.
We send out courtesy renewal reminder notices to the address for service on the designs database, two months before the due date of renewal.
A six-month grace period for renewal will apply after the first five years of registration. You may renew your registration during the six-month grace period. However, a monthly fee will apply from the date renewal is due.
Renew online and save time!
eServices is the quickest and easiest way to renew your designs. You can pay for your renewal using your VISA or MasterCard and the renewal is effective immediately.
Have your details changed?
If your customer details such as your name or address have changed you will need to advice us in writing prior to completing your renewal. Change of name or address requests can not be accepted via email.
Until we receive a written request for change of address and the request has been processed all correspondence will be sent to the existing address.
Renewing your design under the old Act
Design registration applications that were filed before 17 June 2004 - the date the new Designs Act 2003 came into effect - can only be renewed under the terms of the old Act.
The old Act allowed two renewal periods of five years each, in addition to the original registration of six years, for a maximum registration period of 16 years.
Each renewal period requires payment of a fee and lodging an Application for Renewal of Registration PDF [230KB] to extend the period of registration. Payment of the second and third renewal fees have a grace period of six months after the due date.
Last Updated: 27/11/2013