Indigenous knowledge consultation

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

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 

Patricia Adjei

Patricia Adjei PDF in PDF format [43.53 KB]

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Ninti one Limited

Ninti one Limited PDF in PDF format [1.2 MB]

Dr Daniel Robinson

Dr Daniel Robinson PDF in PDF format [402.38 KB]