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TM-Link

2020 March UPDATE

The TM-Link dataset has been updated to include more recent data and also has expanded to include more information. As such, the structure of the dataset has also changed.


TM-Link is an international dataset IP Australia and Swinburne University have developed in collaboration. The dataset provides information from various jurisdictions, modelled under a common schema for greater accessibility to researchers and analysts. TM-Link also links together similar trade marks from different countries based on common information, such as similar trade mark phrases and applicant names. These links identify families of international trade marks, which provide a new and unique insight into international branding trends and export behaviours. IP Australia and Swinburne University are looking to continually develop TM-Link to become a core part of the global IP data landscape. If you have any suggestions or requests to model any additional data points, or improve the current accuracy of the data please let us know via email to ipdataplatform@ipaustralia.gov.au.

For more information on the linking algorithm, please see:

Petrie S, Kollmann T, Codoreanu A, Thomson R & Webster E (2019); International Trademarking and Regional Export Performance. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3445244

For more information on TM-Link data collection and descriptive analyses, please see:

Petrie S, Adams M, Mitra‐Kahn B, Johnson M, Thomson R, Jensen PH, Palangkaraya A, & Webster EM (2019); TM-Link: An Internationally Linked Trade Mark Database. Australian Economic Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3511526

Data and Resources

Additional Info

Field Value
Title TM-Link
Type Dataset
Language English
Licence Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International
Data Status active
Update Frequency quarterly
Landing Page https://data.gov.au/data/dataset/0bf3a4fc-6a07-4133-ac39-a2cacab86c7a
Date Published 2019-04-18
Date Updated 2020-03-31
Contact Point
Temporal Coverage 1823-03-06 - 2019-12-31
Geospatial Coverage http://www.ga.gov.au/place-names/PlaceDetails.jsp?submit1=GA1
Jurisdiction Commonwealth of Australia
Data Portal data.gov.au
Publisher/Agency IP Australia