Transcript: IP rights and enterprise growth

Michael Falk:

So my name's Michael Falk. I'm the director of the office of the chief economist here at IP Australia. I wish to acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land we're meeting on today, being Ngunnawal land, I wish to acknowledge and respect their continuing culture and the contribution they make to the life of this city and region. I'd also like to acknowledge and welcome other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people who may be attending today's event.

Michael Falk:

Australian SMEs filing for IPRs are more likely to achieve high growth

A key force that propels the economy forward is the exponential growth achieved by some small and new businesses. However, identifying small to medium enterprises (SMEs) with high growth potential is a key challenge for policy makers and investors alike.

Our latest research is an essential tool for policy makers and investors, as it breaks down the relationship between SMEs’ IP activity and the potential to achieve high growth in employment and turnover.

Declaration of Public Holidays for 2022

On 2 November 2021, the Director General of IP Australia declared, in accordance with the relevant intellectual property rights legislation, those days when the Canberra office will not be open for business. A copy of the declaration is attached.

The close-down provisions in the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994Designs Act 2003Patents Act 1990Trade Marks Act 1995 and Olympic Insignia Protection Act 1987 each state when the Designs Office, the Patent Office, the PBR Office and the Trade Marks Office are not open for business.