The Designs Group, comprises several experienced design attorneys and crystallises IP Gateway’s expertise in, and commitment to, assisting clients in obtaining registered design rights.

IP Gateway has filed significant numbers of registered design applications in Australia for well-known international companies such as Samsung and Caterpillar, and also coordinates programs of Australian and International design filings for local clients.

Registered design protection can provide a useful enforceable right where no other registered IP right is available.  Further, registered designs can complement both patent protection, for example, by providing a right which is relatively straightforward to enforce and which can be useful in restraining copy-cat versions of products; and trade mark protection, for example, by protecting the new shape of a product or packaging before sufficient reputation in the shape has been accrued to support registration of a shape trade mark.

Wayne Slater


Head of Designs

Registered Patent Attorney

Matthew Lord

Registered Patent Attorney

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