Overview

Hitting the mark: R&D expenditure among downstream markets will continue to drive growth

IBISWorld’s Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys market research report can be used to help you: understand market size and growth potential; major companies; draft business plans and pitch books; and conduct benchmarking and SWOT analysis. Our industry analysis highlights macro industry trends in the overall sector and micro trends faced by companies that do business in the industry. The industry report also provides key industry statistics and 5-year forecasts to anticipate future industry prospects so you can decide with confidence.

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Industry Threats & Opportunities

  • The industry has benefited from downstream markets increasing their R&D expenditure
  • Legal reforms have been designed to speed up the issuing of patents and trademarks
  • Free-trade agreements will likely increase demand for industry services

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    Industry Analysis & Industry Trends

    The Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys industry has grown steadily over the past five years, defying weak growth in Australia's broader Legal Services industry. The industry has benefited from steady demand from downstream markets, such as the Biotechnology industry. Downstream markets have increased their research and development (R&D) expenditure alongside continuing Federal Government initiatives to encourage innovation, such as tax incentives for companies that undertake R&D activities. These programs have sustained demand for trademark and patent legal services, as companies have sought to protect their newly created intellectual property.

    Industry revenue is expected to grow at an annualised 2.1% over the five years through 2017-18, to reach $998.5 million...

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    What is the Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys industry?

    The Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys industry exhibits a low level of capital intensity. The industry is labour intensive and industry lawyers require specialist skill and knowledge to deliver trademark and patent services. Many well-trained administrative staff are also needed to carry out research, filing and documenting tasks. These characteristics are similar to other professional service industries in Australia.

    Wages are the industry’s largest expense. For every dollar spent on wages, IBISWorld estimates that the industry invests $0.04 in capital. Depreciation is expected to account for just 1.4% of industry revenue in 2017-18 and mainly relates to the use of computers and legal databases...

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    Additional Insights for the Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry

    IBISWorld identifies 250 Key Success Factors for a business.The most important for the Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry are

  • Having a good reputation
  • Highly trained workforce
  • Understanding government policies and their implications
  • IBISWorld analysts also discuss how external factors such as Private research and development expenditure and Capital expenditure by the private sector in the Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys industry impact industry performance..

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    Products & Brands

    Major products in this industry
    Patents
    Design registrations
    Copyright and trademark services
    Secrecy and confidentiality agreements
    Other services
    Examples of brands in this Industry
    Cullens
    Fisher Adams Kelly Callinans
    Pizzeys
    Practice Insight
    Spruson & Ferguson
    FPA Patent Attorneys
    Davies Collison Cave

    Table of Contents

    About this Industry
    Industry Definition
    Main Activities
    Similar Industries
    Additional Resources
    Industry at a Glance
    Industry Statistics Snapshot
    Industry Structure
    Executive Summary
    Industry Performance
    Executive Summary
    Key External Drivers
  • Private research and development expenditure
  • Capital expenditure by the private sector
  • Business confidence index
  • Demand from biotechnology
  • Demand from finance

  • Current Performance
  • Downstream demand
  • Government initiatives
  • Chart: Revenue Growth

  • Industry Outlook
  • Downstream outlook
  • Industry support
  • Free-trade agreements
  • Smart contracts
  • Table: Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry Revenue Outlook

  • Industry Life Cycle
  • Life cycle reasons
  • Chart: Benchmarking - Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry Lifecycle vs The Economy

  • Products & Markets
    Supply Chains
    Key Buying Industries
  • Pharmaceutical Product Manufacturing
  • Scientific Research Services
  • Finance
  • Health Services
  • Biotechnology

  • Key Selling Industries
  • Engineering Consulting
  • Legal Services
  • Online Information Services
  • Telecommunications Services

  • Products & Services
  • Copyright and trademark services
  • Secrecy and confidentiality agreements
  • Other services
  • Design registrations
  • Patents
  • Chart: Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry Products and Services Segmentation

  • Demand Determinants
  • Cost of protection
  • Education
  • Government initiatives

  • Major Markets
  • Banking, finance and insurance sectors
  • Health, pharmaceutical and biotechnology sectors
  • Information and communication technology sectors
  • Engineering sector
  • Other sectors
  • Chart: Major Market Segmentation for the Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry

  • International Trade
    Business Locations
    Chart: Business Locations by State
    Competitive Landscape
    Market Share Concentration
    Key Success Factors
    Cost Structure Benchmarks
  • Chart: Cost Structure Benchmarking – Sector vs Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys

  • Basis of Competition
  • Internal competition
  • External competition

  • Barriers to Entry
  • Table: Barrier to Entry Checklist for the Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry

  • Industry Globalization
    Major Companies
    IPH LimitedQANTM Intellectual Property Limited
  • Table: IPH Limited - financial performance
  • Table: QANTM Intellectual Property Limited - financial performance

  • Operating Conditions
    Capital Intensity
  • Chart: Level of Capital Intensity for the Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry
  • Chart: Tools of the Trade: Growth Strategies for Success

  • Technology & Systems
    Revenue Volatility
  • Chart: Volatility vs Industry Growth

  • Regulation & Policy
    Industry Assistance
    Key Statistics
    Table: Industry Data for the Trademark and Patent Lawyers and Attorneys Industry
    Includes:
  • Industry Revenue (2009-2023)
  • Industry Gross Product (2009-2023)
  • Establishments (2009-2023)
  • Businesses (2009-2023)
  • Employment (2009-2023)
  • Wages (2009-2023)

  • Table: Annual Percentage Change for Key Industry Data
    Table: Key Ratios for Industry Key Data
    Jargon & Glossary
    Barristers
  • Legal practitioners that can represent clients in court.
  • Biotechnology
  • This involves applying science and technology to alter living organisms or inanimate materials.
  • Fintec
  • Innovative financial technology.
  • Patent
  • A right granted over a device, substance or method, which gives the patent holder legal ownership and the exclusive right to commercially exploit it.
  • Solicitor
  • Legal practitioners that can provide consultation and other legal services to clients, such as power of attorney.
  • Trademark
  • A right granted over a design or unique creation so that the owner has exclusive rights for commercial use and licensing.
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    • Historical data and analysis for the key drivers of this industry
    • A five-year forecast of the market and noted trends
    • Detailed research and segmentation for the main products and markets
    • An assessment of the competitive landscape and market shares for major companies
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