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2019 Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property

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47 Bowes Street

Phillip, ACT 2605

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IP Law Reform in Australia: a story of mixed successes and failures

Australia’s intellectual property laws have proliferated since federation, when responsibility for them was placed in the new Commonwealth Parliament. Many of these have been imported from abroad, in particular the United Kingdom, or have been adopted as a consequence of our international engagements.

Increasingly, however, our IP law and policy-making has assumed a distinctly Australian character, and our IP laws have moved towards the centre of national innovation and development policy. The history of IP law reform has been a mixed one, with both highs and lows, but there is now much greater awareness of the need for well-functioning and effective IP laws.

In this lecture, Professor Sam Ricketson will review our past successes and failures in IP law reform, and will consider what the lessons are for the future.

This event is presented in conjunction with the Institute of Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys of Australia, and has been generously supported by AIPPI, IP Australia and IPSANZ.

The Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property

The Francis Gurry Lecture on Intellectual Property was established by 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-).

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