The first registered trade mark

Way back on 2 July 1906 Australia’s first trade mark was registered.

On this day, the Commonwealth Trade Marks Act 1905 came into operation and more than 750 applications were lodged.

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The underworld behind polymer bank notes

You may have heard that Australia issued the world's first polymer bank note but do you know much about the underworld figures partly responsible for its development? Read more

IP Government Open Data

We have published the first release of the Intellectual Property Government Open Data project. For the first time, over 100 years of records held by us are publicly and freely available.Read more