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DESIGNS ACT 2003 - SECT 15

Registrable designs

             (1)  A design is a registrable design if the design is new and distinctive when compared with the prior art base for the design as it existed before the priority date of the design.

             (2)  The prior art base for a design (the designated design ) consists of:

                     (a)  designs publicly used in Australia; and

                     (b)  designs published in a document within or outside Australia; and

                     (c)  designs in relation to which each of the following criteria is satisfied:

                              (i)  the design is disclosed in a design application;

                             (ii)  the design has an earlier priority date than the designated design;

                            (iii)  the first time documents disclosing the design are made available for public inspection under section 60 is on or after the priority date of the designated design.

Note:          For document , see section 2B of the Acts Interpretation Act 1901 .



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