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Australia | Renewal Requirements | Designs

Design registrations from applications filed before 17 June 2004 can only be renewed under the terms of the old Designs Act (Designs Act 2003).The renewal requirements for design registrations are as follows:


National Design Registration | Filed after 17 June 2004 | Maximum Term 10 Years

Initial Registration Term

When a design is first registered it is registered for an initial 5 year term commencing from the filing date of the design application.

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 filing date of the design application.

Late Renewal | Risks

Renewal fees can be paid up to a maximum of 6 months after they fall 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 late renewals and it is recommended that renewals are paid good time before they fall due.

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

Initial Registration 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 filing date of the design application.

Late Renewal | Risks

Renewal fees can be paid up to a maximum of 6 months after they fall 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 late renewals and it is recommended that renewals are paid good time before they fall due.

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King George Chambers Suite 415, 375 George St. Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

T +61 2 9299 7731 inquiry@spco com au

www.spco.com.au skype spcoip ABN 028 892 863

King George Chambers

Suite 415, 375 George St.

Sydney NSW 2000 Australia

T +61 2 92997731

inquiry@spco com au au www.spco.com.au

skype spcoip ABN 028 892 863