Design Initiatives Update - IP Australia
In late 2019, IP Australia consulted on proposed options to implement accepted ACIP recommendations, including introducing a grace period for designs.
Thank you to all who contributed and provided submissions to our consultation, which covered three topics: the scope of design protection; increased flexibility
for designers; and simplifying and clarifying the designs system. A response to this consultation detailing the outcomes is now available.
We are also exploring further reform measures resulting from our research into the design economy and the role of the design rights system. This includes a series of research reports that are now available online. Read more about our design initiatives.