Designs
Designs

WHAT ARE PRODUCT DESIGNS?

Product Design rights protect the shape or appearance of any product, provided it is new and distinctive.

Examples: Bicycle Helmet, a whiskey glass, etc

 

HOW LONG DO THEY LAST?

The Registered Design System provides 10 years protection, provided that the Design Application is legally correct.

 

 

WHY SHOULD I APPLY?

Product Design rights provide you with a monopoly and protect you from copycats.

You can obtain licences or sell the Design rights.

 

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Our Trademark Services Packages

Design Registration Package 1

(Application, no search)
  • Design Application
  • Written Advice

Design Registration
Package 2

(Application & Search)
  • Design Application
  • Written Advice
  • Australian Design Search (guide only)

Design Registration Package 3

(Application, Guide Search & Strategy Consultation)
  • Design Application
  • Written Advice
  • Australian Design Search (guide only)
  • Strategy Consultation (identify issues with your commercialisation which could impact design rights)

DESIGN PATENT SERVICES FAQs

Designs are used for any new or existing product to protect any new shape, configuration, pattern or ornamentation.

Design rights can be obtained for existing products.

Product Design examples for any new:

Bicycle helmets
Vehicle spoilers
Mobile phones, or cases
Office chairs
Bicycle frames
Bus seats
Plant pots
Chairs

Our services include:

-Identify infringements.
-Preparing and submitting Australian Design Applications.
-Addressing refusals or oppositions to Design Applications.
-Handling your legal obligations.
-Overseas Design Applications.
-Enforcing Designs.

Many businesses neglect intellectual property aspects of their intended overseas expansion, and notify our firm when it is far too late to acquire offshore design protection.

It is very easy to miss a deadline that you were not aware of or did not understand, or to miss protect the design by lodging the incorrect content.

One example we have seen happen so often is discussed below. Company A (D.I.Y.) and Company B (represented) are rivals applying for the same or similar Design to protect their new product. Scenario 1 Company A’s Application is rejected because it is incorrect and a new application cannot be lodged because Company B now has secured the Design rights. Company A is forced to stop selling the design and has compensation to pay Company B. Scenario 2 Company A’s Application content had some real gaps in ownership, coverage and therefore will fail to protect them when they need to use it. They are not told this during the Design Application process because the Government doesn’t review their Design. Company A has little or no Design rights but think they do. Company C copies Company A’s Design and gets away with it because the Company A’s Design has failures in cover and/or ownership. Professional help is a must.

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WHY OUR PRODUCT DESIGNS SERVICES?

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Cost Certainty

We offer our clients certainty and transparency by providing fixed fees.

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Responsive Timeframes

Our Patent Attorneys respond to you whenever you need, and whatever way is easiest, whether it be post, email or mobile phone.

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Specialist Patent Attorneys

Our Patent and Trademark Attorneys are specialists in this field with over 21 years. We are not general lawyers and focus our services on this niche of Intellectual Property.

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Full Service Patent Attorney Firm

We don't just file and then leave it up to you to finish Applications by yourself. We update you throughout the application process which can take 3-5 years generally.

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