Intellectual property

The University of Sydney (Intellectual Property) Rule 2002 (PDF) is a University policy which outlines the University’s rules about Intellectual Property ownership, reporting obligations and the management and commercialisation of Intellectual Property, including disbursements back to inventors.

Reporting Intellectual Property

Members of staff and students can report Intellectual Property other than a software to Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships by completing a Invention Disclosure form (doc). The software can be reported using a Software Disclosure Form (doc).

Staff and students are also obliged to notify their Head of School when they create and report Intellectual Property.

Plant Breeder’s Rights

are registered and managed by Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships. The first step is to complete a Plant Breeder’s Rights Disclosure Form (doc) and return it to Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships.

Trade Marks

are registered and managed through Sydnovate. The first step is to complete a Trade Mark Questionnaire (doc). This needs to be signed by the Brand Unit confirming that the mark is in line with the University’s Brand Style Guidelines.

Copyright

For helpful information and any queries please refer to the copyright section of the University's website.

To report your software please complete a Software Disclosure Form.

Completed forms - next steps:
> can be emailed to Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships to expedite evaluation of the created intellectual property
> original, hard copies must be returned to:

Commercial Development and Industry Partnerships
Level 6, Jane Foss Russell Bld G02
University of Sydney, NSW 2006, Australia