Centre for Transformative Innovation

Data sets

Access a library of data sets created by CTI researchers.

Intellectual Property Government Open Data

The Intellectual Property Government Open Data (IPGOD) includes over 100 years of Intellectual Property (IP) rights. Administered by IP Australia, the set comprises patents, trade marks, designs and plant breeder's rights.

The Centre for Transformative Innovation was instrumental in assisting IP Australia to issue the first release of IPGOD in 2014 and with subsequent annual releases. The data is highly detailed and includes information on each aspect of the application process of IP rights from application through to grant.


TMlink is a worldwide trade mark database identifying and linking similar trade marks from different countries. This network of internationally linked trade marks provides a unique window into international branding trends.

The TMlink database and linking algorithm were created by lead developer Dr Stephen Petrie at the Centre for Transformative Innovation, in collaboration with IP Australia and the University of Melbourne. TMlink is currently in beta, and the full version is due to release in 2018.

For more information contact:

Dr Stephen Petrie
t: +61 3 9214 5878
e: spetrie@swinburne.edu.au