International Design Registration
An Australian registered design provides protection only within Australia. As there is no such thing as a ‘world registered design’, you have to file a separate application in each country where protection is sought.
Australia is party to the Paris Convention with over 150 member countries of this treaty including all major industrial countries. Applications filed in these countries within 6 months of the date of filing a design application for the same design in Australia, will take a priority date from the filing date of the Australian application. The 6 months gives an applicant time to test the commercial viability of the design in those other countries before committing to the expense of filing foreign design applications.
The requirements and cost vary in each country. Let us know which country you are interested in, we will then advise you of the total costs, which include our overseas associates and the relevant government fees.
For more information, call us today on (02) 9233 1411 or send us an online enquiry.