Publication of personal information

At a glance

Policy ID: 59

Status: Completed

Priority: No priority assigned

Design rights Patents Plant breeders rights Trade marks

Issue summary

IP Australia publishes a range of personal information of applicants and owners in accordance with IP legislation and the Australian Privacy Principles. However, the availability of such information means that this information can be misused by third parties, contrary to the intention of making the information available.

IP Australia will consider a range of measures to address customer concerns around the misuse by third parties of the published personal information.


  • Implementation 23 April 2018
  • Completed 5 December 2022


This has been addressed through non-legislative means in 2018-19.

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