Design & Copyright

What is a design ?

For the purposes of registration, design means the overall appearance of a product resulting from one or more visual features of the product. These features may include the shape and configuration (three dimensional features), and the pattern and ornamentation (two dimensional features). A ‘product’ is a thing that is manufactured or hand made. A component part of a complex product is considered a product in its own right.

Registering your design gives you the exclusive right to make, sell, import, use, keep and authorise your product in Australia for five years. It is the most effective way to ensure the monopoly right for your product and protect it against infringement.