What is Indigenous knowledge
We've used 'Indigenous Knowledge' to mean traditional knowledge and traditional cultural expressions of Indigenous peoples, which includes stories, dance, languages, symbols, crafts, cosmology, medicinal and environmental knowledge.
Here are some examples of Indigenous Knowledge and the IP system
- Wik Apalech Dancers case study
- Chuulangun Aboriginal Corporation and University of South Australia case study
- Mabo and Mambo case study.
How should Australia protect Indigenous Knowledge?
We sought your views about Indigenous Knowledge and the intellectual property (IP) system. The closing date for submissions was 31st January 2016. Following that, IP Australia will release a summary and analysis of the submissions for further public discussion on the IP system and Indigenous knowledge.
So far, we've received the following submissions