Intellectual property consists of the group of legislative and common law rights affording protection to creative and intellectual effort and includes laws on copyright, design, patent, circuit layouts, plant varieties, confidential information, trade mark and business reputation (passing off and trade practices). Intellectual property encompasses both industrial property (patent, design and trade mark) as well as intellectual property.
(From the Encyclopaedic Australian Legal Dictionary)
Start finding out more about Intellectual Property Law using LexisNexis Practical Guidance - Intellectual Property
Remember to also check the Law databases
Some of the principal Australian legislation is below. For others, see the Lawlex database.
Below is a list of specialised IP law journals, however articles may be found in a wide range of journals.
Some of the major treaties are below. For others, see the EISIL database.
For treaties signed by Australia, see the Australian Treaties Library - Intellectual and Industrial Property (AustLII)
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