Other design initiatives
In addition to the review, IP Australia is also undertaking other design initiatives including:
- Implementing accepted ACIP recommendations. In 2016, the Australian Government accepted the majority of ACIP’s recommendations of its review into the operation and effectiveness of the Designs Act 2003 in supporting innovation. In late 2019, IP Australia released consultation papers with some specific reform proposals (including a grace period).
- Better supporting users of the Design Register. In July 2019 we launched Australian Design Search (ADS) to improve the design search experience and move to a more modern technological platform.