15.1. Statement of newness and distinctiveness: overview

Date Published

Key legislation in this topic: Designs Act: ss 19, 66

Key related topics: Assessing newness and distinctiveness, Section 19 requirements for distinctiveness

A statement of newness and distinctiveness (SoND) is an optional statement provided by the applicant to identify particular features of a design as new and distinctive.

The SoND is an important consideration during examination as it is tied to the assessment of distinctiveness and identifies particular parts of the design to focus on.

Amended Reasons

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