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What is Intellectual Property Law?

Intellectual Property Law is a collection of rights which protect the creations of the mind across various industries.

Intellectual Property rights include:

  • Copyright;
  • Trademarks;
  • Designs;
  • Patents;
  • Plant breeder’s rights;
  • Confidential information and trade secrets.

These rights are regulated under separate pieces of legislation. Regulation of intellectual property matters is, however, centrally overseen by Intellectual Property Australia, a Federal Government agency.

Intellectual property disputes are usually heard in the Federal Court and often have a trans-national element.

The LIV Commercial Law Section has an Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee which assumes responsibility for matters of law and policy in Intellectual Property and Information Technology. The Intellectual Property and Information Technology Committee prepare and review submissions in relation to current legal issues and are active in the realm of CPD.

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