We provide a variety of bulk data products that contain bibliographic and image data captured in our databases when an application for an intellectual property (IP) right is made or updated.
To order any of our bulk data products and to view our terms and conditions, see our bulk data products order form. Please note that bulk data is supplied in XML format and requires a purpose built database system, which is not available from us.
Online search for IP rights
Our freely available online search facilities are:
- Australian Trade Mark Search (for trade marks)
- AusPat (for patents)
- PBR Database (for plant breeders rights)
- ADDS (for designs)
Due to equipment and bandwidth limitations, our database search services are not intended to be a source for bulk data downloads. Individuals or other entities who deny or degrade access by other users to our database search services by generating unusually high numbers of daily database accesses (whether manual or automated) may be denied access to these services without notice. A range of bulk data products can be obtained separately from us. Further information about these products is provided below.
IP Government Open Data (IPGOD)
IPGOD—IP Government Open Data—is a publicly available data set that provides access to over 100 years of information from IP Australia on IP rights applications. It enables research into the classification of IP rights, linkages between Australian and international IP rights, and the history of IP transfers and exchanges across time.
IPGOD covers each of the four types of IP rights administered by IP Australia (patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder’s rights) and captures the application process and its results. This includes the type of IP right applied for, key dates and events, and the names of applicants, their agents and other associated parties.
IPGOD was first released in 2014 and is updated annually. It is freely available on data.gov.au.
For more information regarding IPGOD please contact us.
Plant Breeder's Rights (PBR) data
Plant breeder's rights (PBR) bibliographic data is located in the Intellectual Property Government Open Live Data (IPGOLD) data set, which can be accessed via the following link www.data.gov.au/organization/ip-australia.
Bulk data products
Patent bibliographic data
Patent bibliographic data is available in XML data from 1920 onwards, however only limited data is available from 1920-1979. The data is approximately 460 MB in size. The complete backfile is AU$900, with free regular online updates. As the data is supplied in XML format it requires a purpose built database system, which is not available from us.
Patent specifications are available in PDF format with limited supporting bibliographic data in XML format, from 1904 onwards. The data is approximately 2.4 TB in size. The complete backfile is AU$1800, with free regular online updates. As the supporting bibliographic data is supplied in XML format it requires a purpose built database system, which is not available from us.
All bulk specification subscribers can download the XML version of the Patent Supplemental Journal using your normal bulk specification login. You will see the standard bulk specification folder with a new folder titled Journals. This folder will allow access to download an XML version of the Patent Supplemental Journal on a weekly basis.
Trade marks data
IP Australia is currently undertaking significant changes to our business IT systems. As a result of this work there will be changes to the Trade Marks bulk data product as of 1 October 2018. This document provides details of the changes.
More detailed information will be made available soon.
Please contact us if you have any questions or concerns, or if you would like to unsubscribe from the Trade Marks bulk data product.
Trade marks data is also located in the Intellectual Property Government Open Live Data.
Not currently available in bulk format.
For more information regarding our bulk data products please contact us.