Christopher has taught at UCL since April 2007. He previously taught at Downing and St Catharine's Colleges, Cambridge and St Catherine's College, Oxford. He is a Partner at Arnold & Porter (UK) LLP in London, in the intellectual property litigation group.
Research Christopher's main areas of research are in intellectual property law (especially patents and trade marks), competition law, EC law and their interface. He has a particular interest in parallel trade and the essential facilities doctrine.
IP chapter of 'Oliver on Free Movement of Goods in the European Union' (Hart Publishing 2010)
'ECJ rules on GSK's 'dual pricing' of pharmaceuticals in Spain'  JECLAP
'ECJ upholds 'compulsory licences' of Green Dot trade mark'  JIPLP 854-85
'Copyright and the EC Treaty: music, films and football'  EIPR 272-282
'Restricting pharma supplies and abuse of dominant position'  JIPLP 434-438
'Counterfeit pharmaceuticals enter the parallel supply chain'  JIPLP 797-798
'CFI upholds 'compulsory licences' of Green Dot trade mark'  JIPLP 653-654
'Parallel Trade in Europe: Intellectual Property, Competition and Regulatory
Law' (Hart Publishing, 2007)
'Dealing with parallel trade'  World Trademark Report Yearbook
'Parallel Trade and Free Trade Agreements'  JIPLP 578-592
'Who needs intellectual property? Competition law and restrictions on parallel
trade within the European Economic Area'  EIPR 458-466
'Nokia v InterDigital: Nothing New Under the Sun?' (2005) 19(9) WIPR
'Competition law – Distribution agreements and selective distribution' (roundtable), University College London / Office of Fair Trading, Brand Protection and Competition, London
'Grey Market Goods and Parallel Imports', WIPO – Italy International Convention on Intellectual Property and Competitiveness of Micro, Small and Medium Sized Enterprises, Rome
‘Exclusive Territories and Parallel Trade’ (roundtable), University College London, Vertical Restraints in EC Competition Law, London
'Selective Distribution Networks and the Copad case' (with Stephanie Hutchinson), Central Law Training, Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry, London
'Copyright and the EC Treaty: music, films and football', Society of Legal Scholars, Annual Conference, Keele
'Parallel trade and counterfeiting', Visiongain, 4th Conference on Pharmaceutical Anti-Counterfeiting Strategies, London,
'Antitrust Rules and Parallel Imports', Academy of European Law, European Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights, Trier
'Is competition law the wrong prescription for the pharmaceutical sector?', Fordham Intellectual Property Law Institute, 17th Annual
Conference on IP Law and Policy, Cambridge
'Parallel Trade: Problems and Solutions', SMi, 3rd Annual Conference on Intellectual Property Law, London
'Copyright meets Competition Law', CLT, Annual Intellectual Property Conference 2009, London
'Trade Marks in the Pharmaceutical Industry', Academy of European Law, OHIM Conferences on Intellectual Property Issues, Alicante
'Distribution Strategies and Pitfalls', CLT, Intellectual Property in the Fashion Industry, London
'Parallel trade and counterfeit pharmaceuticals', Visiongain, 3rd Conference on Pharmaceutical Anti Counterfeiting Strategies, London,
'Developments/Update on EU Competition Law', AIPLA, Spring Meeting, Houston
'Patent Exhaustion: A Comparative Analysis' and 'Parallel Imports', Fordham University, 16th Conference on IP Law and Policy, New York.
'Intellectual Property, Competition and Parallel Trade', Edinburgh University.
'Strategies in Access', Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, Inaugural Conference, London
October 2007 'No-Challenge Clauses', AIPLA, Annual Meeting, Washington DC.
'IP and Competition Policy on Parallel Trade', Fordham University, 15th Conference
on International IP Law and Policy, New York
Commercialisation of Intellectual Property Law
Competition Law and Intellectual Property Rights: The Regulation of Innovation
Christopher welcomes approaches for supervision from prospective PhD students in his fields of research.
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