Have your say on the design rights system

We want to hear from you. Here's how you can help us improve the Australian design rights system.

Have your say

We're currently seeking your input on proposals to improve the Australian design rights system. This work aims to ensure it:

  • Remains modern and accessible
  • Drives innovation
  • Delivers greater benefits to the Australian economy. 

Our consultation covers three topics: 

  1. Virtual designs — the protection of non-physical and active-state designs (including screen displays, screen icons and graphical user interfaces [GUIs]) 
  2. Partial designs — the protection of only part of a product made in one piece  
  3. Incremental designs — the protection of designs as they evolve during the design process. 

These changes form the second part of a two-stage program of designs reform to enhance designs protection in Australia. 

Closing 13 August 2023

To find out more and have your say, check out our consultation hub.

Have your say