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AU Designs Search System - Past Notices

2 Nov 2013 ADDS Enhancements. New filters have been added to the advanced search. These include a search on lapsed date, current owner only, and ceasing date. A search on Agency code has also been added to the advanced search.

A number of other changes have also been implemented. These include:
- Searching on designs with multiple classifications was not working with the AND operator, but this has now been fixed.
- The Common search now allows for a search on a variety of statuses. This can be combined with a date range.
- And a new search page has been created to allow for a search for Agent/Attorney Name

14 October 2006 Designs Act 2003 Converted Designs

30 July 2007 ADDS Enhancements. NEW Name searching is now available! You can now search for a name and see the alphabetical list of results. Design record results can then be displayed for the selected name(s).

A number of other changes have also been implemented. These include:
- Converted information now available for design records on the main details page.
- Additional statuses for pending formalities and examination activities.
- Corrections to some advanced searching options, and
- Additional navigation buttons.

14 October 2006 ADDS Enhancements. The ADDS Converted Designs are now hosted on their own page that can be accessed by clicking on the "Designs Act 2003 Converted Designs" quick link on the main page. Quick Links have also been updated to valid pages including those on the Classification Code page. Other changes to the ADDS system include displaying current Designs Act 2003 records in the Quick Guide, change of wording from 'In Force to' to 'Renewed to' to clearly state when the Designs renewal is due and rectifying errors for Firefox users when using the Advanced Search function.

15 July 2004 The New Designs Act (2003) commenced on Thursday 17th June. All proceedings as of the 17 June 2004 will be under the Designs Act 2003 and the transitional provisions relating to actions under the Designs Act 1906.

The ADDS system will continue to include data relating to applications and registrations under the provisions of the old 1906 Act, including transitional processes, as well data relating to applications and registrations under the new 2003 Act.

To find out more click here to view the information, links, news items and a questions and answers database about the New Designs Act (2003).
17 June 2004 The New Designs Act (2003) commenced on Thursday 17th June. All proceedings as of the 17 June 2004 will be under the Designs Act 2003 and the transitional provisions relating to actions under the Designs Act 1906.

The ADDS system will continue to include data relating to applications and registrations under the provisions of the old 1906 Act, including transitional processes, as well data relating to applications and registrations under the new 2003 Act.

Several minor changes have been made to the structure and function of the ADDS system to cater for the provisions of the new 2003 Act.

Some of the key features of the New Designs Act (2003) are:
  • An applicant may request either Registration or Publication.
  • The maximum Registration term is 10 years, renewal at 5 years.
  • Substantive examination can only occur after registration and only upon request.
  • Examination can be requested by a third party.
  • The criteria for novelty have been defined as "New and Distinctive"
  • An applicant can choose to convert a pending transitional application to an application under the new act

To find out more click here to view the information, links, news items and a questions and answers database about the New Designs Act (2003).

8 March 2004 New Edition of IDC There have been some changes made in the IDC 8th edition from IDC 7th edition. The original classification made on design applications lodged prior to 01.01.2004 have been retained. All new design Applications from 01.01.2004 will be classified according to IDC8. Some classifications may be needed to be searched in both versions. Notations are shown in italics in the sub-class sheets where the changes have been made. A list of the changes are shown in the summary page.

27 November 2002 Representations are available online from Design registration number 90000.

Representations available: 90000 - Current

27 November 2002

Further representations available: 90000 - 100022

11 November 2002

Further representations available: 100023 - 105033

1 November 2002

Further representations available: 105034 - 110094

24 October 2002

Further representations available: 110095 - 119999

8 August 2002

Further representations available: 120000 - 129500

26 July 2002

Further representations available: 129501 - 135100

22 July 2002

Further representations available: 135101 - 140500

15 July 2002

Further representations available: 140501 - 142820

31 August 2001

Further representations available: 142821 - 144220

2 August 2001 Representations are available online for those registered 1 July 2001 onwards (from registration number 144221). Backcapturing for the registrations prior to this will commence shortly in an on-going manner. We will advise here of the current numbers of representations available.

Representations available: 144221 - Current

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

2 August 2001 Please note that the location of ADDS has changed. Existing ADDS bookmarks/links are being redirected to this page. They will need to be updated.

2 August 2001 ADDS Version 2 Implemented: Changes to the ADDS system include Representations available, Australian Sub-classes Included, and a new common search screen. These improvements are explained in the on-line help documentation. If you have any questions or comments, please email or contact IP Australia staff on 02) 6283 2023

NOTICES PRIOR TO 1 JULY 2001

        
ADDS DATA LOADING ERRORS: Discrepancies have been found for search results using the search fields "lodgement captured", "status changes", "other changes", "official notice changes" and/or "all changes" for the dates 11 August (2000.08.11) and 8 December 2000 (2000.12.08). The data has since been correctly downloaded, updating all the data and data change dates existing on their history records. Please note, these dates do reflect the data change dates as if they had initially been downloaded successfully. We recommend repeating any searches containing the above search fields and covering the above dates.
ADDS DATA RELOAD: ADDS allows you to update an earlier search without you having to reconsider the search results that you have previously seen. If you use this facility, you need to be aware that all ADDS data was fully reloaded on 23rd June 2000 to correct errors in the "In Force Date" of some additional (Section 25D) design registrations and to correct minor data inconsistencies. Earlier searches that you repeat after 23rd June will, as a "once off", have to be reconsidered in full in the first only repeat search.
ADDS TEXT SEARCH ERROR: On 7 April 2000, ADDS was changed to simplify text searching by ignoring the "apostrophe" character. Unfortunately, this change inadvertently resulted in text searching in the ADDS Advanced Search not working for any search words or text strings containing the character "Y" or "y". ADDS Advanced Searches of text strings containing "Y" or "y" on data fields "Name", "Article/Product", "Agent/Attorney" and "Convention Country" conducted between April 7 and June 23 will not have given correct search results and will need to be redone. We apologise for the inconvenience and difficulties caused by the data reload and the above errors. If you have any questions or concerns, please email designs@IPAustralia.gov.au