Official IP journals
We regularly publish the details of new IP right applications in our trade mark, patent, design and plant breeder's rights journals. You can use the journals to monitor the progress of a new application, including the dates of:
- When it's open for public inspection.
If you're an IP professional, our examination manuals can help you and your clients understand how our examiners interpret and apply legislation to applications. Each manual includes:
- The current practice for the examination process
- Relevant legislation that will be applied.
Interactive Variety Description System
As a Qualified Person, you'll need to use the Interactive Variety Description System (IVDS) to enter descriptions of plant varieties during the plant breeder's right application process.
IP data, research and reports
From IP trend and data analysis to leading reports, we regularly release research and publications to help understand and drive the growth of IP in Australia.
Bulk IP data
If you're interested in trade marks and patents trends over time, you can access backfiles of:
- Trade marks data
- Patent bibliographic data
- Patent specifications data.
Application programming interfaces
If your firm handles a high volume of IP right applications, our application programming interfaces (APIs) allow your system's software to connect directly with ours.