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Response to consultation on the Interim Report on stand-alone legislation to protect and commercialise Indigenous Knowledge

The Law Council of Australia (Law Council) is grateful for the opportunity to respond to IP Australia’s Interim Report: Scoping Study on stand-alone legislation to protect and commercialise Indigenous Knowledge (IK) (the Interim Report).1

In the time available, the Law Council has relied on the expert contributions of members of the Law Council’s Indigenous Legal Issues Committee and the Intellectual Property Committee of its Business Law Section to inform this response to the Interim Report.

As such, this response represents the Law Council’s in-principle and, at times, preliminary views on the questions raised in the Interim Report, building from existing Law Council positions. The Law Council would be pleased to consult more broadly with its constituent bodies and Sections and provide a more developed submission in relation to a proposed legislative framework

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