Welcome to Shelston IP’s Australian Registered Designs Handbook

The Australian registered designs system provides a fast and efficient mechanism for innovative companies to secure a monopoly for the visual appearance of commercially valuable products.  Arguably, the Australian registered designs system is somewhat underutilised by those companies who would most benefit from its features.   To assist innovative companies in gaining a better understanding

Apple showcases value of registered design protection

The value and power of registered design protection has been confirmed by the United States Federal Circuit Court of Appeal in its decision of 18 May 2015, upholding an earlier decision, that certain of Samsung’s smartphones infringed Apple’s patented designs directed to its iPhone.   This decision highlights the value of securing registered design rights