IP Australia is an agency of the Department of Industry, Innovation and Science. IP Australia administers intellectual property rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, registered designs and plant breeder’s rights in Australia.
In 2021, a record high 32,397 standard patent applications were filed in Australia, an 11% increase on 2020 filings as innovations have increased in Australia and internationally. Trade marks
A record total of 88,725 trade mark applications were filed in Australia, up 9% on 2020. This demonstrates strong domestic economic activity as businesses and individuals create new brands when pursuing growth opportunities. Design Rights
Design applications in Australia grew 13% in 2021, the steepest year-on-year growth observed over the past decade, reaching a record 8,115 applications. Plant Breeder’s Rights
PBR applications were down 6% (297) on 2020 likely due to environmental stressors (from IP Australia Website)
The 10th Annual Australian Intellectual Property Report presents a rich account of the latest IP trends in Australia.
Subaru could be about to get a little more hardcore, with the brand trademarking the “Wilderness” nameplate in Australia. The Wilderness tag has so far been applied to the Outback overseas, with some heavy-duty changes seriously upping that model’s off-road capability, turning Subaru’s wagon into a genuine Toyota LandCruiser Prado or even Toyota HiLux rival on the rough stuff.
Number 2178320 IR number 1590144
Words SUBARU WILDERNESS
Image description ROAD BELOW MOUNTAINS & TREES,ALL STYLISED IN SHIELD
Goods & Services Class 12: Automobiles and structural parts and structural fittings therefor.
Owner SUBARU CORPORATION
IR renewal due 12 3 2031
Filing 12 3 2021
The street artist Banksy has successfully trademarked two of his most famous artworks in Australia, in an attempt to stop them being copied and sold.The secretive artist applied for the trademarks via a law firm based in Perth, and although the tactic ultimately failed in Europe, the Australian applications were successful and will be registered next week.
IP Australia administers intellectual property rights and legislation relating to patents, trade marks, registered designs and plant breeder’s rights in Australia. Since 1998, IP Australia has been located in Discovery House in Canberra, Australia.