The ideal design journey

Designers collaborating at table
Published: 
1 February 2016

PRE-APPLICATION

1

IDEA

Work through idea till it's ready to launch

 

2

RESEARCH

Check idea is available, through ADDS and other means

 

3

DRAWINGS

Using guides & tutorials by IP Australia (using TAFE students, eLancer, etc)

 

4

PROTOTYPE

Manufacture prototypes to ensure optimised prior to application

 

TIME: 6 WEEKS

APPLICATION

1

CRAFT STATEMENT

Using guides write statement of monopoly

 

2

LODGE APPLICATION

PDF submitted (not ideal but it works)

 

3

DESIGN NUMBER

Receive email design lodgement number and what to expect next in process

 

4

PAY APPLICATION FEE

Payment is made

 

5

RECEIPT

Acknowledgement and any necessary changes required

 

TIME: 1-2 WEEKS

POST APPLICATION

1

REGISTER

Informing need to request examination for protection

 

2

EXAMINE

Design examined and registered

 

3

APPROVAL

Clear communication that Design is approved

 

4

PAY REGISTRATION FEE

Alert for payment via SMS and email

 

5

CERTIFICATE

Informing need to request

 

TIME: 8-12 WEEKS