Last updated: 
23 July 2020

Design basics

Find out what a design right is and gain an overview of the time and costs involved. Also learn about what designs can't be registered.

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Registration and certification

A registered design helps give your business a competitive edge. Taking the next step to certify your design gives you the legal rights to defend it.

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International designs

If you plan on marketing your product overseas, you will need to consider registering your Australian registered design to help protect your product.

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Designs initiatives

Open consultation - Designs Amendment (Advisory Council on Intellectual Property Response) Bill 2020