The Search for Australian Surnames (SFAS) and INN Stem search tools are no longer available through Australian Trade Mark Search.

The SFAS tool utilised data which is now significantly outdated. IP Australia has been able to update this information by using data provided by the Australian Electoral Commission. Unfortunately, privacy concerns mean this new data is not able to be made publicly available. As a result, the SFAS tool has become removed.

INN Stems are listed in Annex A1 of Part 29 of the Trade Marks Office Manual of Practice & Procedure. This Annex also contains links to the World Health Organisations Stem Book and Addendum.

Applicants may still get an indication if their trade mark contains a common surname or INN stem by utilising the Trade Mark Assist tool.

Publish online date: 
Thursday, December 19, 2019