• Designs law is perhaps one of the least known and most under utilised legal regimes in Australia. However, for designers, artists and creatives in general, understanding designs law provides a key pathway to commercialise their work and protect it from copycats.

    We help our clients utilise designs law to help them stay at the top of their game.

    We can help you with things like:

    • Advice relating to the application of the Designs Act 2003 (Cth);
    • Design rights, including use, ownership, commercialisation and infringement;
    • Competitor design checks;
    • Registered design applications both in Australia and internationally;
    • Drafting statements of newness and distinctiveness for design applications;
    • IP protection strategy;
    • Navigating the intersection between copyright law and designs law;
    • Managing and dealing with counterfeit and infringing goods;
    • Licensing arrangements;
    • Disputes; and
    • Much, much more.