Terri Janke and Company

Delivered by Terri Janke and Company, this upcoming workshop on Indigenous Arts and Law is open to:

- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
- Artists collaborating with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists
- Artists living and working in Western Sydney

The workshop will cover:


- What is copyright and what does it protect?
- What are the requirements?
- Who owns copyright?
- How long does copyright last for?
- Moral rights

What is Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property?

- United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples
- Differences between Intellectual Property and ICIP
- ICIP Rights
- What are protocols?
- Industry examples True Tracks Principles and Case Studies

Contracts and Licensing

- What is a contract?
- Why use them?
- What is a licence?
- Licensing and assigning copyright Contract Tips

Trade marks and branding

- What are trade marks?
- “Trademarkability”
- What rights do you get in a trade mark?
- Logos
- Branding in your business
- How can you protect your brand?

Morning Tea and Lunch will be provided. Please note the event runs from 9:30am - 1pm.

About the Presenters:

Ms Terri Janke (BA.LLB)

Terri Janke is a practicing lawyer, successful business owner, published author and an international authority on Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property (ICIP). Terri is the Solicitor Director of Terri Janke and Company, an Indigenous owned commercial law firm based in Sydney, Australia.

Terri brings together a unique blend of legal, commercial and Indigenous experience. A significant part of Terri’s client base involves the advancement of protection for Indigenous Australian people in respect of intellectual property matters, and she has represented a diverse range of clients across many fields of the arts.

Terri was NAIDOC Aboriginal Person of the Year 2011 and National Indigenous Legal Professional of the Year 2012. In 2013, she was listed in the AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence in the Business Entrepreneur category.

Terri was born in Cairns and has family connections to the Torres Strait Islands (Meriam/Mir) and Cape York (Wuthathi).

Ms Elizabeth Mason (BA. LLB)

Elizabeth helps Indigenous people to protect their Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property rights. She has assisted clients to develop policies which assist people working in the arts, at museums, in publishing and with Indigenous language projects to uphold Indigenous peoples’ rights to their cultural heritage. Elizabeth has presented workshops on copyright and regularly advises on intellectual property matters.

Elizabeth graduated from the University of Western Australia in 2016 and worked as a paralegal with Terri Janke and Company until she was admitted to practice in 2018. She holds a Practising Certificate and is a member of the Law Society of New South Wales.

Free. RSVP essential.