IP Australia acknowledges the issues affecting protection and management of IK and its impact on First Nations people and recognises the rich contributions that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and cultures have made to Australia throughout 60,000 years of continuing lore and history as the nation’s first innovators. Following our 2019 consultations regarding the misuse and misappropriation of IK, we have worked together with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people on options to improve the current IP system. Our current consultations look to listen further to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander views and perspectives on the options proposed.

What you will learn in this webinar

As a First Nations business owner, do you want to use language or art in your branding? Are you looking for answers on what to protect and how?

With this webinar we share the basics about trade marks, what they protect, and the unique considerations that apply when using First Nations art and language in your branding.

We also explore how the IP system can be enhanced to help protect IK.

The host

Alicia Boardman is a Policy Officer working on the IK Project who specialises in trade marks examination and has a passion for helping business.

Have a question to ask?

Please email your question to ikproject@ipaustralia.gov.au to get directly in touch with the IK project team.

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