In order to apply for a Design registration, the applicant must be the proprietor i.e. the owner of the Design. The proprietor can be the author of the Design or the employer of the person who created the design if this was done in the course of the employment (subject to any contract or agreement to the contrary).
An application to register the design should be made before the design is made available to the public. To apply, complete the appropriate application form. The completed application form should be accompanied by the prescribed fees.