Demand for IP rights surged in Australia last year

3 March 2016

2015 saw patent applications grow by 10 per cent and trade mark filings rise by a record 14 per cent. These numbers are a strong preview ahead of our annual IP Report launch in April. They, like the IP Report are based on the IP Government Open Data.

IP Government Open Data provides access to more than 100 years of comprehensive data on IP rights held by IP Australia (the Australian patent and trade mark office).

“The release of such data is an example of government data being made freely available for others to analyse and incorporate into new tools and applications,” said Assistant Minister for Innovation Wyatt Roy.

Further analysis of this data will be available with the launch of IP Australia’s annual IP Report in April.

For more of what Mr Roy had to say, read The business of ideas is booming press release.