Intellectual Property 


Terri Janke and Company specializes in intellectual property (IP) as a firm, and we recognise the value and importance of IP for businesses and individuals. 

Terri Janke and Company are internationally renowned for our work in intellectual property as a result of our focus on the rights and protections of Indigenous peoples and their traditional knowledge.

We have previously been commissioned by IP Australia to draft the discussion paper on the protection and management of Indigenous knowledge. Our solicitor director Terri Janke is also a consultant for the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) on the Pacific Traditional Knowledge Action Plan.

Terri Janke and Company's expertise in intellectual property surrounds:

  • Trade Marks

  • IP Management Plans

  • Infringement Advice

  • Copyright

  • Permission and Release Forms

  • Policy Drafting

Our Blogs on Intellectual Property

How we can help you with your IP:

Our Blogs on Intellectual Property

A major problem in the Indigenous arts industry is the reproduction of Indigenous art and designs without permission from the artist. Businesses seeking to make products that include Indigenous artwork should use licensing agreements to ethically and respectfully engag...

September 17, 2019

Are you an Indigenous entrepreneur, organisation or prescribed body corporate considering a joint venture? Do you know how to identify the right joint venture arrangement for you?  

Joint ventures or collaborations with other business entities are great for sharing...

2019 is the United Nations International Year of Indigenous Languages. [1] This puts the spotlight on the work of the Indigenous language and cultural centres. This celebration provides a platform to showcase the different ways to revitalise Indigenous languages around...

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All professional photography is by Jamie James at James Photographic Services.

The painting  'Ancient Tracks and Waterholes' (2019) by Rene Kulitja has been used under license in the firm photographs on the TJC website homepage, staff profiles and careers page. See Maruku Arts for more work by Rene Kulitja.

The visual artwork ‘Freshwater Lagoon 1’ by Lisa Michl Ko-manggen has been used under license in some photographs and videos. See Cape York Art for more work by Ko-manggen.

The painting ‘My Country’ by Bibi Barba has been used under license in some photographs and Law Way videos. Visit her website to see more.

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