Indigenous Knowledge: Issues for protection and management
In 2017, Terri Janke and Company was commissioned by IP Australia to develop a series of papers exploring key issues for the protection and management of Indigenous Knowledge in Australia.
This main paper explores the relationship between tradition-based knowledge of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and issues of intellectual property, cultural heritage and economic empowerment.
We also wrote two Supplementary Papers:
Supplementary Paper 1:
Legal protection of Indigenous Knowledge in Australia
An overview of the Australian laws that are currently used to recognise and protect Indigenous Knowledge
Supplementary Paper 2:
International Laws and Developments relating to Indigenous Knowledge in Australia
A snapshot of international instruments that Australia is a member to or is involved with across intellectual property, environment, human rights, cultural heritage and trade, shedding light on the discussions around Indigenous Knowledge protection and management.