8th Francis Gurry Lecture on IP: “What does a good IP system look like? Good for whom?”

Posted On October 24, 2016
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Pippa Hall, Chief Economist at the UK Intellectual Property Office, will present the 2016 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property, on the topic “What does a good IP system look like? Good for whom?”

The Lecture will be delivered in Melbourne, Sydney and Perth on 21, 22 and 24 November, respectively.

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 can we 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.

Attendance is free, but requires registration.

  • Melbourne: Mon, 21 November 2016, 6:15pm, Melbourne Law School, 185 Pelham St, Carlton - register here
  • Sydney: Tues, 22 November 2016, 6:15pm, Wesley Conference Centre, 220 Pitt St, Sydney - register here
  • Perth: Thur, 24 November 2016, 12:30pm (inc. light lunch), Wrays, 56 Ord St West Perth - register here


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