Last updated: 
14 March 2019

We have scheduled system maintenance windows that we use to maintain and upgrade our online services and business IT systems.

These maintenance windows may impact on our online services.

Note that during scheduled or unscheduled maintenance, we cannot guarantee the integrity of any information submitted or retrieved during these scheduled maintenance windows, and customers accessing our online services during this time do so at their own risk.

The Australian Trade Mark Search is not impacted during periods of maintenance and is still available when other systems are down. Please note that this excludes history and opposition details.  

Current Outages

AusPat System Notification

Due to system maintenance some links to the patent journal issued on 14-03-2019 in the AusPat search system will be unavailable. Please note this only effects links to the ‘publication history’ and the journal is expected to be available once the issue is resolved.

We are currently investigating the cause of the issue and hope to resolve it as soon as possible.

For updates, please see our systems availability site or contact for more information.

We apologise for the inconvenience.

Subscribe to notices about system availability

Subscribe to the system availability notices to find out when our systems need to be maintained outside planned outages. When this occurs, we aim give you 24 hours' notice, where possible.

Scheduled maintenance windows

IP Australia services may be unavailable during the following times for scheduled maintenance.

Maitenance windows are:

  • Wednesday 7:30pm to 10:30pm
  • Saturday 9am to 6pm