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AU Designs Data Searching - Introduction

Data Current as of 15 October 2019


We are building Australian Design Search to replace the current Australian Designs Data Searching (ADDS) system. While we are doing this, we are working to make searching designs a better experience for you. A test version of Australian Design Search is now available. Feel free to test the system and email any feedback to this mailbox.

This version of the system is for testing purposes only. The data available is not current or complete and will not be updated during the testing period, and so should not be relied upon. Please instead refer to ADDS for currently available information about Australian designs.

If you are interested in the development of Australian Design Search or have a strong interest in designs searching, we invite you to subscribe to our mailing list

If you would like any further information about Australian Design Search, please do not hesitate to contact us by emailing newsearchsolution@ipaustralia.gov.au

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Representations available online:

Design Registration number 90000 - Current

Or, find out how to obtain representations which are not available online.


Quick reference guides for searches that you are likely to use are available by clicking on the "Quick Guide" button (above). While all of the information and notifications that appear in the Australian Official Journal of Designs (AOJD) is available, most of the information is updated nightly rather than waiting for the fortnightly publication of the AOJD.

If you have previously enquired on Desadmin, the Designs Administration system, the data is presented differently to Desadmin and is only updated nightly. If you believe that the data is otherwise not 'correct' please notify IP Australia on 1300 651 010 so that we can investigate and correct the data as necessary.

It is recommended that professional assistance (such as from a patent attorney and/or a commercial search service provider) be obtained before significant business decisions are made based on the information available on this database.

The Commonwealth and its officers will not be liable for errors or omissions in the material or data on AU Designs Data Searching, or for any consequences arising from such errors or omissions, including any loss which may be incurred as a result of reliance on the accuracy or completeness of the material or data.

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