Modernise Schedule 2 of the Designs Regulations

At a glance

Policy ID: 91

Status: Completed

Priority: High

Design rights

Issue summary

Schedule 2 of the Designs Regulations contains a number of requirements based on IP Australia’s previous system of paper filing, for example, requirements in relation to fitness for reproduction, separate sheets, etc. As over 99% of design applications are filed electronically, these requirements are no longer necessary.


  • Identified for action 08-Aug-2019
  • Consultation 31-Oct-2019 to 20-Dec-2019
  • Policy development 20-Dec-2019 to 12-May-2020
  • Legislative drafting 12-May-2020 to 23-Jul-2020
  • Consultation 23-Jul-2020 to 28-Aug-2020
  • Legislative drafting 28-Aug-2020 to 02-Dec-2020
  • In Parliament 02-Dec-2020 to 30 August 2021
  • Royal Assent 10 September 2021
  • Completed 10 September 2021


This issue is included in the Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Act 2021 which received Royal Assent on 10 September 2021.

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