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Room: S15

Tel: 01223 762876

Fax: 01223 330055

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Room: Room 2, 13 Park Terrace

Tel: 01223 331795

B.A. Law 1986 (University of Cambridge)
Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property; Director of CIPIL

CV / Biography

Born July 2, 1964. Formerly Lecturer in Law, University of Keele; Professor of Law, King's College, London. Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor, National University of Singapore (2007); Visiting Professor of European Law, Columbia University (2008); Visiting Distinguished Professor, University of Toronto (2014).

Associate Tenant, 11 South Square, Grays Inn (www.11southsquare.com)

Series Editor, Cambridge Intellectual Property and Information Law. Editorial Board, European Intellectual Property Review; Media and Arts Law Review; and Script-ed (on-line publication, University of Edinburgh).

General Editor, International Copyright Law and Practice (New York: Lexis-Nexis, annually updated)

Chair, European Copyright Society (2015-16) (www.europeancopyrightsociety.org)

Board Member, International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (www.ishtip.org)

Co-director, Primary Sources on Copyright (www.copyrighthistory.org)

Advisory Board, Institute of Brands and Innovation Law, UCL; Osgoode Hall IP Programme. Honorary Legal Advisor, Royal Historical Society.

Publications

 

Books

"Intellectual Property Law" (OUP) 4th Edition

Co-Author/s:
Brad Sherman
Published:
Oct 2014
Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-964555-8

"Gurry on Breach of Confidence: The Protection of Confidential Information" (OUP) 2nd Edition

Co-Author/s:
Tanya Aplin, Phillip Johnson, and Simon Malynicz
Published:
Mar 2012
Publisher:
OUP
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-929766-5

"The Common Law of Intellectual Property" (Hart Publishing) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Catherine Ng and Giuseppina D'Agostino
Published:
Aug 2010
Publisher:
Hart Publishing
ISBN:
184113970X
ISBN 13:
9781841139708

"Intellectual Property Law" (Oxford University Press) 3rd Edition

Co-Author/s:
Brad Sherman
Published:
Sep 2008
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
ISBN 13:
978-0-19-929204-2

"Trade Marks and Brands: An Interdisciplinary Critique" (Cambridge University Press) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
Jennifer Davis and Jane C. Ginsburg
Published:
Jan 2008
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
9780521889650

"Intellectual Property in the New Millennium: Essays in Honour of Professor W.R. Cornish" (Cambridge University Press) (Ed)

Co-Author/s:
David Vaver
Published:
Oct 2004
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
9780521846431

"Between a Rock and a Hard Place: The Problems Facing Freelance Creators in the UK Media Market Place" (Institute for Employment Rights)

Co-Author/s:
Carmel Bedford
Published:
Mar 2002
Publisher:
Institute for Employment Rights
ISBN:
187327193X

"The Making of Modern Intellectual Property Law" (Cambridge University Press)

Co-Author/s:
Brad Sherman (translated into Arabic (2003) (trans. ) and Chinese (2007) (trans. Haijun Jin)
Published:
Aug 1999
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
ISBN 13:
9780521057134

Articles

"The Requirement of Trade Mark Use" [2002] AIPJ 13 181

Co-Author/s:
Robert Burrell
Citation:
[2002] AIPJ 13 181

"Copyright And The Victorian Internet: Telegraphic Property Laws In Colonial Australia" [2004] Loy.L.A.L.Rev. 38 71

Citation:
[2004] Loy.L.A.L.Rev. 38 71

"The Impact of European Geographical Indications on National Rights in Member States" [2006] Trademark Reporter 96 850

Co-Author/s:
Brad Sherman
Citation:
[2006] Trademark Reporter 96 850

"Copyright, Translations, and Relations Between Britain and India in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries" [2007] Chicago-Kent Law Review 82 1181

Citation:
[2007] Chicago-Kent Law Review 82 1181

"Authorship of Popular Music in UK Copyright Law" [2008] Information, Communication and Society (special issue)

Citation:
[2008] Information, Communication and Society (special issue)

"Great Britain and the Signing of the Berne Convention in 1886" [2001] J.Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 48 311

Co-Author/s:
Brad Sherman
Citation:
[2001] J.Copyright Soc'y U.S.A. 48 311

Book Chapters

"From communication to thing: historical aspects of the conceptualisation of trade marks as property" in , Trademark Law and Theory: A Handbook of Contemporary Research (eds. G. Dinwoodie & M. Janis) (Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd)

Publisher:
Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd
Published Date:
Sep 2009
ISBN 13:
978-1849800198

"Recent Developments in Trade Marks Law: The Jurisprudence of the ECJ Since 1 January 2002" in , Yearbook of European Law

Published Date:
Jan 2009

"The Making of Modern Trade Marks Law: The Construction of the Legal Concept of Trade Mark (1860-80)" in L. Bently, Jane C. Ginsburg, Jennifer Davis, Trade Marks and Brands: An Interdisciplinary Critique (Cambridge University Press) (Ed)

Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Published Date:
Jun 2008
ISBN 13:
978-0521889650
Co-Author/s:
L. Bently, Jane C. Ginsburg, Jennifer Davis

"Computer Programs Directive" in T. Dreier & P. B. Hugenholtz, Concise Copyright Law (Kluwer Law International) (Ed)

Publisher:
Kluwer Law International
Published Date:
Jul 2006
ISBN 13:
978-9041123848
Co-Author/s:
T. Dreier & P. B. Hugenholtz

"Art and the Making of Modern Copyright Law" in D.McLean & K.Schubert, Dear Images: Art, Copyright and Culture (Ridinghouse) (Ed)

Publisher:
Ridinghouse
Published Date:
Sep 2002
ISBN 13:
978-0954171025
Co-Author/s:
D.McLean & K.Schubert