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

Final report recommends changes to Australia’s Designs legislation

An extensive three year review of Australia’s design legislation has culminated in a final report that makes a number of recommendations to enhance the current system and address deficiencies that have come to light since the current legislation commenced. Recommendations include introduction of a six month grace period for filing, consideration of virtual designs, and