A design, such as shape, configuration of a pattern, gives a product a unique visual appearance, if it is new and distinctive, it can be registered with IP Australia.
To enforce a design right in court, it must be successfully examined, meaning it must be:
- a new design compared to any design in the world;
- distinctive from any other published design, online or in circulation.
A registered design that has been certified after examination allows the holder to exclude others from using the design in any commercial way within Australia. Examples of
registered designs include the look, shape and feel of a mobile phone, the design of a unique windsurfer or innovative fishing gear.
Design right application cost: $350
Optional examination cost: $420
Duration: 10 years
Renewal: once, after 5 years.
Source: IP Australia. Intellectual Property Report 2013. p. 33
Intellectual Property Lawyers will charge a management fee to attend to any reporting while the design goes through its various phases.
How can we work together? Please contact me if you have any commercial Designs or intellectual Property which needs to be protection.
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Contact me if you need assistance with logos, and trade marks of any type or application which often work in concert with a design right.
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Please contact Sweeny Legal or Brandsworth Licensing should you require any assistance with any Intellectual Property (IP) rights, Commercial Agreements of any type or IP Business Strategies.
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