Published: 
9 February 2022

The Registrar of Designs has been empowered to determine the formal requirements for designs applications by a non-legislative instrument.

After comprehensive consultation, the Registrar of Designs signed the Designs (Form and Means of Filing Documents) Instrument 2022 and the Designs (Formal Requirements) Instrument 2022.

The instruments set out the formal requirements for filing a design right application. These instruments replace Schedule 2 of the Designs Regulations 2004 and are a codification of current practice. Details of the requirements for filing a design right will continue to be available on our website for customers.

These instruments will be effective for any design applications filed on or after 10 March 2022.

Schedule 2 of the Designs Regulations 2004 will be repealed from 10 March 2022, however it continues to apply to applications filed before that date.

To view the instruments please visit our IP legislation page or the Australian Official Journal of Designs.