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Designs Bill 2003

Part 1 Simplified outline of Chapter 3


20   Simplified outline

                   The following is a simplified outline of this Chapter:

This Chapter sets out the rules relating to design applications.

Part 2 provides that a person may file a design application in relation to one or more designs.

If the design application meets the minimum filing requirements, the design application is allocated a filing date, and each design disclosed in it obtains a priority date .

Under Chapter 4, a person who has filed a design application may, within the prescribed period, request registration or publication of all or any of the designs disclosed in the application.

Part 3 deals with amendment and withdrawal of design applications.

Part 4 deals with the lapsing of design applications.