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2017 IPSANZ 31st Annual Conference

IPSANZ are pleased to inform you that the dates for the 2017 IPSANZ Annual Conference have been locked in for the weekend of 8 – 10 September 2017 at the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort, Gold Coast.

The Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort is truly a 5 (five) star beachfront resort.   Accommodation is surrounded by sparkling lagoons and tropical gardens.  Delegates will be treated to newly refurbished rooms and exquisite dining. The accommodation rate secured at $295 per night includes full buffet breakfast (for one person) dining in Terrace Restaurant.

Direct beachfront access is perfect for those who wish to take in a morning walk or run, and the Marina Mirage shopping and restaurant complex is opposite the Sheraton Grand Mirage Resort,  accessed via a skybridge at the front doors. The complex provides access to the waterways for Canal Cruising, offsite dining within the complex, boutique shopping, cafes, chemist, newsagent and post office.

The committee has put together a highly engaging programme that will be challenging, informative and enjoyable.

Conference materials as follows.

We look forward to seeing you at the conference.

For further information please contact

GPO Box 2491
Melbourne VIC 3001
T: 61 3 9761 2833
T: 61 3 9761 2899
E: ipsanz@ipsanz.com.au

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2015 Francis Gurry Lecture Series

The 2015 Francis Gurry Lecture series of events was delivered by The Hon. Mr Justice Birss.

The Hon. Mr Justice Birss presented in Melbourne on 1 September 2015 which was recorded and available for viewing at the following hyperlink:


Between 2010 and 2013 a series of reforms took place in the Patents County Court in London which led to the foundation of the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court. The reforms were a radical attempt to improve access to justice in intellectual property cases. A particular focus was on disputes involving smaller and medium sized enterprises.

Sir Colin Birss was appointed as a judge in 2010 to take charge of the court and implement the reforms. Today the Intellectual Property Enterprise Court is a success. In his lecture The Hon. Mr Justice Birss will share his experiences of the court – addressing the nature of the reforms, how they worked in practice and what lessons can be learned from them.