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Teacher guide IP in everyday life

TLF ID M019436

This is an interactive resource about products that exist in everyday life that have protected intellectual property. The resource is presented as a timeline of one day, beginning at breakfast in the morning through until night. Interactive images appear as the mouse scrolls across the timeline. These images are linked to important information about the item including associated Patents, Trade marks, Design information or Plant Breeder’s Rights. Additional links are located at the end and bottom of the timeline, they provide further information and case studies about intellectual property.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a useful resource for the year 7 and 8 Economics and Business curriculum. It is particularly relevant for the year 8 content descriptions that refer to: the rights and responsibilities of consumers and businesses; and the different types of businesses and the ways they respond to opportunities in Australia. The information at the end of the timeline provided about patents, trade marks, design information and plant breeder's rights is useful to examine the rights and responsibilities of businesses. Information provided about the everyday items along the timeline relates to the different types of businesses in Australia.
  • The resource is also relevant for the year 7 History curriculum, particularly the content description that refers to the contribution that individuals and groups have made to the development of Australian society. The information provided about everyday items along the timeline of the resource is useful here. It includes the names of individuals and/or groups that were involved in the discovery or development of each of the items.
Year level

4; 5; 6; 7; 8; 9; 10

Other details

  • Contributor
  • Name: Education Services Australia
  • Organization: Education Services Australia
  • Description: Data manager
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: IP Australia
  • Organization: IP Australia
  • URL:
  • Publisher
  • Name: IP Australia
  • Organization: IP Australia
  • Description: Publisher
  • URL:
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL:
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Learning Resource Type
  • Online
  • © IP Australia. This material may be downloaded, copied, used and communicated free of charge for non-commercial educational purposes, provided all acknowledgements are retained.