What Does a Good IP System Look Like? Good for Whom? (Perth)

Free Public Lecture

What Does a Good IP System Look Like? Good for Whom? (Perth)

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56 Ord St, West Perth, WA

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T: 9035 1111

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The 8th Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property presented in conjunction with The Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia

This lecture will be held in Perth on 24 November, Pippa Hall will also be presenting this lecture in Melbourne on 21 November and Sydney on 22 November.

In a world where the intangible assets of intellectual property are of increasing commercial significance, governments are looking to IP as the engine of economic growth. Governments are also asking how we can ensure that the IP system is fit for purpose and meeting its objectives.

Knowing how to answer this question has never been more timely, given the Productivity Commission's review of the IP system in Australia.

Pippa Hall will use economic theory and evidence to assess the relative costs and benefits of the IP ecosystem and how this translates into evidence-based policy-making and law reform.

She will share the UK's experiences of reforming its IP regimes (copyright, patents, trade marks, designs), and help us to know what a good IP system looks like - and for whom it is good.

The Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property

The Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property was established by the Melbourne Law School, in conjunction with the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, in 2009. The Lecture is named in honour of the Law School’s distinguished alumnus, Dr Francis Gurry, Director General of the World Intellectual Property Organization (2008).

Pippa Hall is the Chief Economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office, where she leads the 15-strong Economics, Research and Evidence team.

Generously supported by IP Australia, AIPPI Australia, FICPI Australia, IPSANZ, LESANZ

Presenter

  • Ms Pippa Hall
    Ms Pippa Hall, Chief Economist