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AU Designs Data Searching - Quick Guide

Data Current as of 16 June 2019

Quick Reference Guide

For information in the fields that are searchable, see the ABOUT Page.

For information on the buttons and data see the HELP Page.

More complex searches are possible than searching for a single application/design or registration number or an applicant name.

Below, you will find the ways that the database can be searched for displaying results that have previously not been available on the Designs Mainframe Database. The information is as comprehensive as the details previously available with the added benefit of the user choosing what to include and exclude.

Enquires of lodgements or registrations for example, can be requested over a date range as seen in the example below. The search can be further restricted by adding features such as classification codes, article/product name or name of the applicant and/or author.

Representations are now available.

Results of searches are given in descending numerical order in categories of Applications/Designs Pending, Registrations then Applications/Designs Not Pending. The result for records without images will show the Number, Article/Product Name and the Classification Code of the design record. You may see the name of the article/product and the classification on those records with the representations by holding the mouse over the representation.

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To find new design applications/designs lodged over a certain period :

Lodgement Captured >= 2009.01.01 AND Lodgement Captured <= 2009.03.01

This can be entered into the common searches at search 3 or in the advanced search. Both variations are shown in the screen shots below.


IN COMMON SEARCH:

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OR IN ADVANCED SEARCH:

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THE RESULTS SHOULD SHOW AS:

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To find designs that have been registered over a certain period :

Date Registered >= 2009.01.01 AND Date Registered <= 2009.01.15

IN ADVANCED SEARCH:

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THE RESULTS SHOULD SHOW AS:

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Official Notices can also be searched for a specific date or a date range. This search can be teamed with other criteria to include or exclude certain results. These will include; Section 137 advertisements over three months, Section 137 approvals, Register change request notices, approved Register changes, notices of surrender offer and notices of revocation under the 2003 Designs Act and; intentions to extend the period of registration, Section 27B advertisements over three months and Section 27B approvals, Section 37 advertisements and Approved Section 37 changes under the previous Designs Act:

Official Notice Changes >= 2009.01.01 AND Official Notice Changes <= 2009.03.01

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THE RESULTS SHOULD SHOW AS:

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Brackets can be useful when combinations of searches are required and all the results are to appear in a list rather than having separate lists amalgamated

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THE RESULTS SHOULD SHOW AS:

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A maximum of 1,000 search results can be displayed. The search should be refined to return fewer records, or a further search can be conducted to view the remaining records by refining the details eg. by "Registration Number <" OR "Lodgement Captured Date <" (dependant on the type of search initially conducted).

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THE RESULTS SHOULD SHOW AS:

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Dates (bolded in brackets) are displayed against records in the main information screen and status screen, indicating the date that the particular fields was last updated. These Data Change Dates are only shown when a search including a date change result is requested, such as; Lodgement Captured, Name Changes, Status Changes, Other Changes, Official Notice Changes, Register Change Notices and All Changes

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A name can be searched to return a list of names that include the criteria, rather than the list of design records that include that name. A full word or part word can be used, as well as a string of text in one or both of the value fields.

Using only a single main word if possible, will show where there may be variations in areas of a name eg. where abbreviations are used: Pty Ltd v/s Proprietary Limited OR: middle name(s) or initial(s) are included/omitted.

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THE RESULTS SHOULD SHOW AS:

Single/Multiple names can then be selected via the hyperlink or using the checkboxes to show the list of design records that include the selected results.

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