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The Registered Designs Rules 2006

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. PART 1 INTRODUCTORY

    1. 1.Citation and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

    3. 3.Forms

  3. PART 2 APPLICATIONS FOR REGISTRATION

    1. Applications for registration and formal requirements

      1. 4.Applications

      2. 5.Formal requirements

    2. Disclaimers

      1. 6.Partial disclaimers

    3. Convention applications

      1. 7.Convention applications

    4. Examination of application, representations for publication and time limits

      1. 8.Substantive and formal examination of application

      2. 9.Representation of design for publication

      3. 10.Time limits under section 3(5) and section 3B

  4. PART 3 DESIGNS AFTER REGISTRATION

    1. Publication

      1. 11.Publication

    2. Duration of rights and surrender

      1. 12.Extension of duration of right in registered design

      2. 13.Restoration of a lapsed right in a design under section 8A

      3. 14.Cancellation of registration

  5. PART 4 PROCEEDINGS HEARD BEFORE THE REGISTRAR

    1. Conduct of proceedings

      1. 15.Procedure for applying for a declaration of invalidity

      2. 16.Evidence rounds

      3. 17.Decision of registrar on invalidity

      4. 18.Exercise of discretionary powers of registrar

      5. 19.General powers of registrar in relation to proceedings before him

      6. 20.Hearings in public

      7. 21.Evidence in proceedings before the registrar

    2. Miscellaneous

      1. 22.Costs of proceedings

      2. 23.Security for costs

      3. 24.Registrar shall have the powers of official referee

      4. 25.Minimum notice of hearing

  6. PART 5 THE REGISTER AND OTHER INFORMATION

    1. Certificate of registration and registrable interests

      1. 26.Certificate of registration

      2. 27.Registration of interests

    2. Inspection and information about registered designs

      1. 28.Inspection of register, representations and specimens

      2. 29.Inspection of documents

      3. 30.Confidential information

      4. 31.Information about rights in registered designs

    3. Copies of documents

      1. 32.Copies of entries in, or extracts from, the register

      2. 33.Copies of representations and specimens

    4. Alterations and rectification

      1. 34.Alteration of name or address

      2. 35.Notice of rectification of the register

  7. PART 6 MISCELLANEOUS

    1. Agents and advisers

      1. 36.Agents

      2. 37.Appointing advisers

    2. Correction of irregularities and extensions of time

      1. 38.Correction of irregularities

      2. 39.Extension of times or periods prescribed by Rules

      3. 40.Interrupted days

      4. 41.Delays in communication services

    3. Address for service

      1. 42.Address for service

      2. 43.Failure to furnish an address for service

    4. Miscellaneous

      1. 44.The journal

      2. 45.Hours of business

      3. 46.Excluded days

      4. 47.Transitional provisions and revocation

  8. Signature

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      FORMS

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

      1. PART 1 PROVISIONS RELATING TO PENDING APPLICATIONS

        1. 1.Interpretation

        2. 2.Statement of objections

        3. 3.Period prescribed for the purposes of section 3B(3)

        4. 4.Publication

        5. 5.Restoration

        6. 6.Inspection of register

        7. 7.Inspection of documents

        8. 8.Requests for certified copies

        9. 9.Invalidity proceedings

      2. PART 2 PROVISIONS RELATING TO APPLICATIONS UNDER THE OLD ACT

        1. 10.Interpretation

        2. 11.Application of this Part

        3. 12.Meaning of applied industrially

        4. 13.Applications under section 11(2) of old Act

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      REVOCATIONS

  9. Explanatory Note

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