At a glance
Policy ID: 92
Status: On hold
The concept of a common design is difficult to understand, interpret, and consistently apply due to the vague wording in s 22 (1) ss (b) of the Designs Act. This section identifies that a single design application may be made in respect of one design that is a common design, in relation to more than one product. However, the exact meaning of ‘more than one product’ (including how different the products need to be) is uncertain.
- Identified for action 8-Aug-2019
- Reviewed February-2021
Medium priority, further analysis is being undertaken on the issue including non-legislative solutions.
Priority and status reviewed February 2021 IP Policy Committee meeting. Content updated.