Frontier understand that with the growing complexity in intellectual property issues across the world, there are a range of intellectual property issues that interface with economics.

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Valuing IP Rights

When parties cannot agree on the value of rights under the Copyright Act, they may apply to the Copyright Tribunal to determine the price that would be a fair price between the parties. The fair price may be determined with the use of comparators or by modelling a hypothetical bargain that would occur between the parties to the dispute.

The breadth of our work includes assessing the relevance of alternative comparators, estimating the value generated by a right and modelling the outcomes of a hypothetical bargain.

Some of our work

We assisted the Phonographic Performance Company of Australia Limited (PPCA) in valuing the use by fitness centres of recorded music in exercise classes – and in determining what proportion of that value should accrue to PPCA as a licence fee.

We advised New South Wales Land and Property Information (LPI), who have to pay surveyors a licence fee each time a land plan is reproduced, on the value of these licences when the matter was in the Australian Copyright Tribunal.

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