A number of areas have been identified in which ACIP believes the legislation could be improved and has put forth their recommendations on the matter. ACIP were asked to explore how effective the Designs Act 2003 had been in stimulating innovation in Australia and the impact on economic growth.

Among the ACIP recommendations, was the need for increased harmonisation with international practice, which will benefit users and streamline Government administration, as well as revisions of some changes made to the Act and clarification of the law to assist owners and third parties.