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Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for protection and management

Indigenous Knowledge

IP Australia is pleased to publish Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for protection and management, a paper by Indigenous intellectual property (IP) firm Terri Janke and Company.

Indigenous Knowledge Article

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Published:
19 April 2018

Our annual flagship publication, the Australian IP Report, shows 2017 was a strong year for trade mark and design applications. The report sets out trends and analysis on the use of the IP system by Australians in 2017.

Published:
4 April 2018

If you’re a start-up or small business looking to grow your business and expand overseas, you won’t want to miss our first ever IP Summit, Launch to export: take your ideas global.

Published:
29 March 2018

IP Australia is pleased to publish Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for protection and management, a paper by Indigenous intellectual property (IP) firm Terri Janke and Company. This paper explores the relationship between tradition-based knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and issues of IP, cultural heritage and economic empowerment.

Tuesday 24th April at 12:00pm - Tuesday 24th April at 1:00pm

Join us for an introduction to trade mark webinar at 12:00pm on Wednesday 25 April 2018.

IP Summit 2018
Tuesday 1st May at 9:00am - Tuesday 1st May at 5:00pm

Are you a small business with big dreams? We want to help you grow and succeed in Australia and beyond! Join us for the first ever IP Summit, Launch to Export: Take Your Ideas Global.

IP Summit 2018
Tuesday 8th May at 9:00am - Tuesday 8th May at 5:00pm

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Photo of Jessica May, Dr Sheila Donnelly and Alyce Tran
Published:
8 March 2018

For International Women’s day this year we thought we’d share some top IP tips from three top women in business.

Published:
27 February 2018
If you're an Accountant, encouraging IP protection as part of your client’s overall business model can often be the difference between their success and failure.
James McPhail and Mike Roth at Pause Fest 2018
Published:
21 February 2018

You’ve poured blood, sweat and cash into your innovation or brand so it makes sense you want to protect it. Trade Mark Examiner, James McPhail recently attended the start-up event, Pause Fest 2018, to decode trade marks and shares his top tips from the workshop.

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