Protection of Indigenous Knowledge in the Intellectual Property System

IP Australia is looking at ways to improve Australia’s IP system to help promote the cultural integrity and economic potential of Indigenous Knowledge (IK), which includes: 

  • Traditional Knowledge (TK) – know‐how, practices, techniques and skills; and
  • Traditional Cultural Expressions (TCEs) – visual imagery, performance, design, words and names.

This report summarises stakeholders’ feedback received in our consultation on IK issues.