Grace Period/Prior knowledge
There is a six-month grace period.
Design applications are examined as to compliance with formal requirements only.
Duration & Maintenance
The initial term of the design registration is five years, which is extendible upon payment of renewal fees for two further five-year terms. A grace period of six months is allowed for the late payment of the renewal fee, subject to payment of surcharges. Failure to pay the renewal fees causes the design registration to lapse.
There is no working requirement.