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Design fees

This page sets out the fees associated with applications, registrations, oppositions and hearings. 

These fees are subject to change. GST does not apply to these statutory fees under Division 81 of the GST Act 1999.

Note: A full list of fees are available in Schedule 4 of the Designs Regulations 2004.

Approved Means

Our fees include incentives for customers to use an approved means for specific transactions. Customers that file in this way will benefit through a lower fee.

New Application

From 1 December 2012 the approved means for filing a new application is using eServices or by Business to Business (B2B)

Item/ActionFee using eServicesFee by other means*
Design Application - Per design indicated in the application at filing $250 $350
Further design identified in formalities processing  $250 $350

*When filing a new application by another means from 1 December 2012 (for example by mail) the lower fee will not apply.

Examination

Item/ActionFee
Registered Design - Exam by registered owner $420
Registered Design - Exam by 3rd Party $210
Registered Design - Exam by 3rd Party - Owner Component $210

Commemorative certificates

You can purchase a commemorative certificate of your IP Right once accepted.

Renewal of registration

From 1 July 2012 the approved means for renewing a design is using eServices or by Business to Business (B2B).

Item/ActionFee using eServicesFee by other means*
Renewal of Registration - Further 5 years after first 5 years $320 $370
Renewal Payment Late Fee $100 per month or part thereof from the renewal due date  

*When renewing a design by another means from 1 July 2012 (for example by mail) the lower fee will not apply.

Administrative actions - under new Act (2003)

Item/ActionFee
Extension of time (error or omission) $100 per month or part thereof
Extension of time (circumstances beyond control) $100
Opposition  (to extension of time) $550
Exercise of discretionary powers $500
Hearing (request) $600
A Hearing (per day to appear) $600
Duplicate certification of registration $250
Copies of documents or extracts from register $50
Certificate by the registrar $50

Fees for renewing a design registration under the old Act (Designs Act 1906)

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. The fees for renewing a design registration under the old Act are shown below.

Design renewal fees under Old Act (Designs Act 1906)

Item/ActionFee
First registration period (six years) $55
Second five-year period (up to 11 years) $90
Third five-year period (up to 16 years) $135

Last Updated: 07/11/2014

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