The Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) was established in March 2002 as an initiative of IP Australia. IPRIA was established to increase the understanding, creation, use and exploitation of intellectual property by Australian organisations and individuals.
The Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) was established in March 2002 as an initiative of IP Australia. IPRIA was established to increase the understanding, creation, use and exploitation of intellectual property by Australian organisations and individuals. The focus is to move understanding and engagement with intellectual property from a technical to a strategic consideration. Intellectual property in this context is broader than formal intellectual property rights and includes the management of knowledge, personnel and intangible assets.
The Institute is a collaborative research centre located at the University of Melbourne that has received significant funding from IP Australia. The core faculties are the Melbourne Law School, Melbourne Business School and the Faculty of Business and Economics.
IPRIA's objectives are to:
- support and generate development of high-level public policy in relation to intellectual property issues;
- optimise the protection, management and exploitation of intellectual property by all Australian stakeholders, including research institutions, public and private sector interests; and
- help create an informed environment for, and contribute to, on-going public debate in Australia about intellectual property issues and related matters, including innovation policy and economic growth.
We currently have a team of Director, Deputy Director and administrator located at Melbourne Law School.
We work with a number of Associates from the Melbourne Law School, Melbourne Business School and the Faculty of Business and Economics as well as external research partners.
- Advisory Board
The Advisory Board represents the key external stakeholders in IPRIA.
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2019 Media & IP Law Conference
5 & 6 December
Call for Papers
Papers are invited from researchers in media law, media studies, IP and related fields for this international conference. You are welcome also to submit proposals for panels. Join us in Melbourne for panels engaging with all areas of media law and IP, and to hear from plenary speakers:
Associate Professor Sara Bannerman Mc Master University, Canada
Professor David Rolph Sydney Law School, University of Sydney
Associate Professor Paul Wragg School of Law, University of Leeds, United Kingdom
Designs Law and Practice.
Design within Australia and how Australia compares to its international peers
A joint research project of IP Australia, and the Intellectual Property Research Institute of Australia (IPRIA) at The University of Melbourne.
IPRIA runs a series of seminars, conferences, workshops and roundtables throughout the year. For an overview of our recent events follow the link below.
IPRIA Annual Reports provide details about the many achievements, events and research activities undertaken at the Institute.
There are two main avenues for research visitors to IPRIA: through teaching in the specialist teaching program in the Melbourne Law Masters, or taking part in the Visiting Scholar Program. IPRIA welcomes proposals from academics and practitioners in all areas of intellectual property, including interdisciplinary work drawing on a wide range of social and cultural research.