Practice guidelines

Practice guidelines

Detailed information about our practices relating to aspects of the filing, examination, and registration of geographical indications (GIs).

Current practice guidelines

These practice guidelines set out our practices under the Geographical Indications (Wines and Spirits) Registration Act 2006 (GI Act) and the Geographical Indications (Wines and Spirits) Registration Regulations 2017 . They provide more detail of certain aspects of our practices relating to GI examination.

The guidelines will be updated regularly, and will occasionally include commentary on sections or regulations not already covered in earlier versions. Significant changes in practice or to matters covered in the guidelines will be notified by publication of practice note, and the guidelines will be updated accordingly.

The guidelines don’t provide an authority for any matters relating to GI applications or GIs under the Act.