The Intellectual Property Leasing industry plays a vital role in the Australian economy. Operators in the industry lease their intellectual property – patents, trademarks, franchising systems and other intangible property – to businesses in exchange for royalties or licensing fees. Businesses then use this intellectual property to create a wide range of tangible and intangible products and services.
Industry revenue is primarily made up of franchising fees and patent leases. Together, these revenue streams are expected to generate $17.1 billion in 2014-15. Franchising represents the bulk of industry revenue, at over 90%.
Operators in this industry hold and lease intellectual property, including patents, trademarks and franchise systems. The industry does not include revenue received from selling rights to media content. Operators lease the right to use their intellectual property to businesses in exchange for royalties or fees.
The report covers the scope, size, disposition and growth of the industry including the key sensitivities and success factors. Also included are five year industry forecast, growth rates and an analysis of the industry key players and their market shares.