Presented in conjunction with The Melbourne Law School
“IP Law Reform in Australia: a story of mixed successes and failures”
Professor Sam Ricketson – Professor Emeritus, University of Melbourne
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, Sam Ricketson will review our past successes and failures in IP law reform, and will consider what are the lessons for the future.
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