Last updated: 
7 October 2021

All Australian Government agencies that are subject to the Freedom of Information Act 1982 (FOI Act) are required by section 11C to publish a freedom of information (FOI) disclosure log on their website. The FOI disclosure log lists information which has been released in response to an FOI access request. This requirement has applied since 1 May 2011.

The disclosure log requirement does not apply to:

  • personal information about any person if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • information about the business, commercial, financial or professional affairs of any person if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • other information, covered by a determination made by the Australian Information Commissioner, if publication of that information would be 'unreasonable'
  • any information if it is not reasonably practicable to publish the information because of the extent of modifications that would need to be made to delete the information listed in the above points.

A link is provided if the information can be downloaded from this website. The information listed in the disclosure log table below has been released by IP Australia under the FOI Act and is available for public access.

Information attached, or referred, to in IP Australia's disclosure log will generally be removed after 12 months, unless the information has enduring public value.

Please note:

  • Most FOI requests to IP Australia are made by parties requesting documents relating to a trade mark application held by IP Australia. The decision maker will determine whether the documents requested are appropriate for public release in this disclosure log on a case-by-case basis.
  • A document published on the disclosure log may be an edited/redacted version of the document originally provided to an applicant because of an exception in s 11C(1) of the FOI Act.
  • The FOI Act also requires IP Australia to proactively publish a range of information under the Information Publication Scheme (IPS). If the document you are looking for is not in the disclosure log, it may be available on the IPS page.
  • IP Australia also releases information through administrative access and section 217A of the Trade Marks Act 1995.
Information access requests received - Quarter 4 2020/21

Month   

FOI requests processed

Internal Reviews

Section 217A Trade Marks Act

Administrative access

July

23

0 105 15
August 22 1 125 17
September 46 0 139 14

Total

91 1 369 46

Contact details

You can contact our FOI Officer on FOIRequests@ipaustralia.gov.au or (02) 6283 2110.

Australian patents the subject of post grant re-examination

Log No: 1106

30 March 2022

Australian patents the subject of post grant re-examination not resulting from a third party request, since 1 January 2021

Proposed deletion date: 30 March 2023

Trade Mark 1007874

Log No: 1105

11 February 2022

Examination report

Proposed deletion date: 11 February 2023

Controlled Documents (Conflicting Goods and Services and ATMOSS/ATMS Searching Guidelines)

Log No: 1104

9 February 2022

Request for controlled documents held by IP Australia

Proposed deletion date: 9 February 2023

Trade Mark no 2208391 and s51 documents

Log No: 1103

16 December 2021

Request for documents in relation the requirements for a valid "series" Trade Mark application

Proposed deletion date: 16 December 2022

Request for documents relating to IP Australia's participation in the AWEI scheme in 2021

Log No: 1102

8 December 2021

Request for documents regarding the Australian Workplace Equality Index (AWEI) scheme in 2021

Proposed deletion date: 8 December 2022

Trade Mark no. 1404533

Log No: 1101

18 October 2021

A request for documents in relation to trade mark no. 1404533

Proposed deletion date: 18 October 2022

Hearing decision - Trade Mark no. 966033

Log No: 1100

15 October 2021

Request for a copy of the Hearing decision dated 11 March 2005 in relation to Trade Mark no. 966033

Proposed deletion date: 15 October 2022

Patent examiner information

Log No: 1099

6 October 2021

Information relating to IP Government Open Database (IPGOD) and patent examiner information

Proposed deletion date: 6 October 2022