Australia-United States Free Trade Agreement: Fact sheets

Intellectual Property

Summary

The inclusion of the Intellectual Property Chapter recognises the importance of a strong intellectual property regime to economic growth through trade and investment.   Australians benefit through closer harmonisation of our already strong intellectual property regime with that of the largest intellectual property market in the world.

Closer alignment in intellectual property laws and practices provides Australian exporters with a more familiar and certain legal environment for the export of value-added goods to the US.   Likewise, the ability of Australian innovators to attract investment from the US will be enhanced through greater familiarity and confidence of those investors with our legal system.

Key Points

Key Points in the Intellectual Property Chapter include:

In addition the AUSFTA includes: