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.
Modernise Schedule 2 of the Designs Regulations
Identified for action
Identified for action 08-Aug-2019
High priority, due to public interest in improving the Australian designs system. Work is being undertaken on the scope of any proposed amendments. Consultation will occur as appropriate.