Sir Hugh Laddie Lectures: The First Ten Years
This volume is a compendium of the Sir Hugh Laddie Lectures delivered at University College London (UCL) in the period between 2009 and 2018.
This is a public lecture series organised by the Institute of Brand and Innovation Law (IBIL) at UCL Faculty of Laws in honour of IBIL’s founder – Professor Sir Hugh Laddie.
Presented as a collection of verbatim lecture transcripts, rather than formal papers, the book brings the subjects to life by providing the reader with a ‘fly on the wall’ experience. As distinguished IP judges, academics and policy makers, the eminent men and women who gave these lectures have all played a prominent role in shaping the recent development of intellectual property law. The lecture forum affords them the opportunity to speak in a personal capacity, often with surprising candour, which casts what may seem well-worn subject matter in a new and interesting light.
The book, as a whole, highlights controversial legislative policies and decisions, tracks legal shifts and affords extra-judicial perspectives, providing an enlightening and historically relevant snapshot of intellectual property over the last decade. In doing so, it not only provides a valuable reference source for the UK and international IP community but also provides anyone with a true interest in intellectual property law a set of eminently readable essays.
- Preface by The Rt. Hon. Professor Sir Robin Jacob
- The Insatiable Appetite for Intellectual Property Rights by Sir Hugh Laddie, QC
- The Function of a Trade Mark: Hugh Laddie and the European Court of Justice by The Rt. Hon. Lord Leonard Hoffmann
- From National Patent Litigation to a European Patent Court: A Dream, A Wish or Soon Reality? by Raimund Lutz
- Killing the Goose that Laid the Golden Egg: Too Many Trade Marks? Use and Intention to Use in EU Trade Mark Law by The Hon. Mrs Justice (Fidelma) Macken
- The Growing Imperative to Internationalise the Law by Judge Randall R. Rader
- Community Trade Marks: Are they a Swiss Cheese? by Professor Dr. Joachmin Bornkamm
- Culture of the Public Domain: A Good Thing? by Professor Hugh Hansen
- IP and Advocacy by Judge Alex Kozinski
- Patents and Populism by The Hon. Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC
- Towards a Global Copyright Law? by Shira Perlmutter
- Apologia pro vita sua: A hifi retrospective and a modest prospective by His Honour Michael Fysh QC SC