Intellectual property

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Report

The impact of design rights on Australian firms

IP Australia commissioned researchers at the Centre for Transformative Innovation to assess the impact of past policy changes and whether Australia’s design rights system is providing incentives for Australians to invest in design. This report outlines the research findings.
Report

Virtual design rights across the world

Formal design rights protection for virtual designs is available in many international jurisdictions. To date, however, Australian legislation has not provided fully-enforceable protection for these designs. This report provides an analysis of the likely Australian demand for such protections.
Report

TRIPS-past to TRIPS-plus: upholding the balance between exclusivity and access

A deadly global pandemic and other unique circumstances have combined to present the World Trade Organization (WTO) with an opportunity to modernize its rules for the trade-related aspects of intellectual property (IP) rights. This paper looks at the potential for reform of the Agreement on...
Draft report

Right to repair: Productivity Commission draft report

This draft report assesses the case for a right to repair in Australia, with a focus on whether consumers face any unnecessary barriers to repair that require a government policy response.
Policy report

Quantifying trade secret theft: policy implications

Trade secret theft is estimated to cost hundreds of billions of dollars annually. As a result, governments worldwide are developing legislation to mitigate these losses. This paper looks at the growing importance of trade secrets globally, corporations’ responsibilities to protect their trade secrets, and how...
Discussion paper

Indigenous Knowledge consultation paper

In this consultation paper, Intellectual Property (IP) Australia aims to enhance Australia’s IP system to support Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples to benefit from and protect their Indigenous Knowledge.
Report

An international intellectual property and digital trade strategy for Canada

To remain competitive on a global scale, Canada needs to enhance its domestic intellectual property (IP) and digital trade strategies with an international approach that can respond to constantly changing global economic conditions.
Discussion paper

Consultation paper on growing the Indigenous visual arts industry

This paper includes information on activities the federal government is currently undertaking to support artists, art centres and the industry, and asks questions of the sector to inform future activities, especially considering the full long-term effects of COVID-19.
Strategy

Protocols for using First Nations cultural and intellectual property in the arts

This protocol guide spells out clearly the legal, ethical and moral considerations for the use of Indigenous cultural material in arts and cultural projects.
Working paper

An overview of legal instruments and other measures to aid in the protection and valuation of Indigenous knowledge

This paper reviews the instruments and other measures relevant to supporting the protection of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) in Australia, with the intention of identifying ways to estimate the market value attributable to IK.