Harmonising and Matching IPR Holders at IP Australia

Melbourne Institute Working Paper No. 15/14

Date: 2014


T'Mir D. Julius
Gaétan de Rassenfosse


This document describes the methodology developed by the Melbourne Institute to: (i) harmonise holders of intellectual property rights (IPRs) at IP Australia (applications for patent, designs, trademarks and plant breeder’s rights); (ii) match Australian IPRs holders to the Australian business register; (iii) identify the ultimate owners within Australia; and (iv) identify which holders are small and medium size enterprises.

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