Renewal Requirements | Designs | Australia

Design registration applications that were filed before 17 June 2004 - the date the new Designs Act 2003 came into effect - can only be renewed under the terms of the old Act.


National Design Registration | Application Filed after 16 June 2004 | Maximum Term 10 Years

Initial Term

When a design is first registered It is registered for an initial 5 year term commencing from the original filing date.


Extension of Term

A design registration can be renewed for a further 5 year term at any time during the current term of registration providing a maximum possible term of registration of 10 years from the original filing date.


Late Renewal and Risks

The renewal fee can be paid up to a maximum of 6 months after it falls due (the renewal grace period)  but must be accompanied by an additional monthly late fee for each month, or part of a month after the due date.


Please note there is a risk associated with a late renewal and it is recommended that renewal is aid good time before it falls due.


National Design Registration | Application Filed before 17 June 2004 | Maximum Term 16 Years

Initial Term

When a design is first registered It is registered for an initial 6 year term commencing from the original filing date.


Extension of Term

A design registration can be renewed for a further two 5 year terms at any time during the current term of registration providing a maximum possible term of registration of 16 years from the original filing date.


Late Renewal and Risks

The renewal fees can be paid up to a maximum of 6 months after it falls due (the renewal grace period)  but must be accompanied by an additional monthly late fee for each month, or part of a month after the due date.


Please note there is a risk associated with a late renewal and it is recommended that renewal is aid good time before it falls due.

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