What Does a Good IP System Look Like? Good for whom?

Free Public Lecture

What Does a Good IP System Look Like? Good for whom?

The David P. Derham Theatre, Level 1
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street, Carlton


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T: 9035 1111


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.

Pippa Hall will also be presenting this lecture in Sydney on 22 November and Perth on 24 November.

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


  • Ms Pippa Hall
    Ms Pippa Hall, Chief Economist