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Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lectures

The annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture is a public lecture which takes place every year in June (usually) in honour of IBIL's founder.

Obtain more information about each of our lectures and (where available), access a recording of the event.

13th Annual Lecture (2021) - Professor Barton Beebe

3rd November 2021

Is Europe Running out of Trademarks?

Barton Beebe

Delivered by: Barton Beebe
John M. Desmarais Professor of Intellectual Property Law at NYU School of Law and a Co-Director of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy at NYU.

Click here to access more information about the event, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture recording. This new research builds upon earlier research, co-authored with Professor Jeanne Fromer, published in the Harvard Law Review in 2018, which you can read here

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12th Annual Lecture (2020) - Professor Daniel Gervais

10th November 2020

Machina Sapiens: The Conflation of Natural and Artificial Creativity and Inventiveness

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Delivered by: Daniel Gervais
Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Programme and Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law at Vanderbilt Law School

Click here to access more information about the event, or read the paper, The Human Cause, based upon Professor Gervais' talk.

11th Annual Lecture (2019) - Willem Hoyng

13 June 2019

2019
 

No cats and no doctrine of equivalence?

Delivered by: Willem Hoyng
Founding member and partner of European IP Firm, Hoyng Rokh Monegier

Click here to find out more about the event, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture recording. 

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10th Annual Lecture (2018) - HH Michael Fysh QC SC

20 June 2018

2018
 

Apologia pro vita sua: A hifi retrospective and a modest prospective

Delivered by: HH Michael Fysh QC SC

Click here to access more information about the event, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture recording.

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9th Annual Lecture (2017) - Shira Perlmutter

21 June 2017

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Towards a Global Copyright Policy? 

Delivered by: Shira Perlmutter
Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office

Click here to access more information about the event, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture recording.

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8th Annual Lecture (2016) - The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett

22 June 2016

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Patents and Populism 

Delivered by: The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC
former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia

Click here to access more information about the event, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture recording.

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7th Annual Lecture (2015) - Judge Alex Kozinski

24 June 2015

IP and Advocacy

Delivered by: Judge Alex Kozinski
US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

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Click here to access more information about the event; click here to view our photo album, and click here, or below to watch the lecture recording.

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6th Annual Lecture (2014) - Professor Hugh Hansen

25 June 2014

Hugh Hansen

Culture of the Public Domain: A Good Thing?

Delivered by: Professor Hugh Hansen
Fordham Law School

Click here to access more information about the event, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture.

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5th Annual Lecture (2013) - Prof. Dr Joachmin Bornkamm

12 June 2013

Community Trade Marks: Are they a Swiss Cheese?

Delivered by: Professor Dr. Joachmin Bornkamm
German Supreme Court

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Click here to access more information about the event, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture.

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4th Annual Lecture (2012) - Chief Judge Randall Rader

27 June 2012

The Growing Imperative to Internationalise the Law

Delivered by: Randall Rader
Chief Judge of the US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit

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Click here to access more information about the event; click here to view our photo album, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture.

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3rd Annual Lecture (2011) - The Hon Mrs Justice Macken

22 June 2011

Use and Intention to Use in EU Trade Mark Law

Delivered by: The Hon. Mrs Justice Macken
Irish Supreme Court

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Click here to access more information about the event, or download a copy of the lecture here.

2nd Annual Lecture (2010) - Raimund Lutz

15 June 2010

From National Patent Litigation to a European Patent Court: A Dream, A Wish or Soon Reality?

Delivered by: Raimund Lutz
President of the German Federal Patent Court, Munich

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Click here to access more information about the event, and click here, or below, to watch the lecture.

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1st Annual Lecture (2009) - Lord Hoffmann

16 June 2009

The Function of a Trade Mark: Hugh Laddie and the European Court of Justice

Delivered by: Lord Hoffmann
Lord of Appeal in Ordinary (Law Lord)

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Click here to access more information about the lecture. Click here to listen to the lecture.