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 statistics for Q2 October - December 2018/19 are below:

 

FOI requests processed

Section 217A Trade Marks Act

Administrative access

October

28

91

11

November

15

99

5

December

11

28

2

Total

54

219

18

Contact details

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


Patent Renewal - Master Dater Center, Inc

Log No: 1092

23 October 2018

A request for a list of applicants/patentees who have had a patent renewal or continuation fee paid during the previous 24 months by Master Data Center, Inc

Proposed deletion date: 23 October 2019

Support provided by IP Australia to undertake study towards a degree from 2008 to present

Log No: 1091

16 October 2018

This is a request for a summary outlining support provided by IP Australia to its employees to undertake study towards a degree from 2008 to present

Proposed deletion date: 16 October 2019

Sanctions imposed for Code of Conduct breach

Log No: 1090

16 October 2018

This a request for a listing of all sanctions imposed in respect of each section 13(5) Conduct breach from 2000 to present

Proposed deletion date: 16 October 2019

Code of conduct investigations 2000-2018

Log No: 1089

7 August 2018

This request was for the total number of code of conduct investigations commenced and completed, and the outcomes of the investigations in the period 2000-2018.

Proposed deletion date: 7 August 2019

No Bolt Operations

Log No: 1088

10 April 2018

A request for the status and number of IP right filings in the name of No Bolt Operations

Proposed deletion date: 10 April 2019