NSW Photography - Copyright Issues on Taking Photos of Objects?

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Hello, I'm just getting started in photography and considering selling photos/taking photos for my employer as part of marketing. Basically, I'd like to know where I can find good information on Intellectual Property Law in Australia concerning photography? Particularly regarding objects bought such as a toy, notebook with a pretty front cover, mugs, any household object. Any copyright / trademark issues?

If I wanted to take a close up of one of these items and then sell this as a stock photo, do I need to ask whoever created the item for permission? Even if it's just a household item bought from the shops with no distinct logos?

Thank you, any help on how I can better understand Australian laws. Would be excellent as I've found lots of information around taking photos in public spaces, however not much information on including objects in photos.

Thanks.
 

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Basically, I'd like to know where I can find good information on Intellectual Property Law in Australia concerning photography?
From pretty much any solicitor who works in the IP space.
 

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