Victorian government releases guidelines to support its IP policy

This month, the Victorian Department of Treasury and Finance (DTF) released the Intellectual Property Guidelines for the Victorian Public Sector.

The guidelines support the Whole of Victorian Government Intellectual Property Policy Intent and Principles (IP Policy) of August 2012, which outline the key principles governing the state of Victoria’s ownership and management of its IP and its use of third-party IP. The guidelines apply to government departments and public bodies (as defined in the Financial Management Act 1994 (Vic)).

The guidelines encourage agencies to use the guidelines to review and develop their IP arrangements to meet their specific requirements, while promoting consistency with the IP Policy. The guidelines recognise that there is no ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach to IP and that agencies will need to consider the interaction between the IP Policy and other factors affecting their IP arrangements, such as where the agency is subject to specific IP provisions and objectives in its establishing legislation…

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