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.
- 16th Annual Lecture (2024) - To be confirmed
To be confirmed.
- 15th Annual Lecture (2023) - Judge Rian Kalden
21st June 2023
The UPC Sets Sail
Delivered by: Judge Rian Kalden
Vice-President of the Unified Patent Court, former Presiding Judge of the Court of Appeal of The Hague
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- 14th Annual Lecture (2022) - Professor David Vaver
22nd June 2022
Mr Justice Laddie and his intellectual property cases: Of millefeuilles and a fish called Elvis
Delivered by: Professor David Vaver
Osgoode Hall Law School & University of Oxford (Emeritus)
Click here to access more information about the event and click here, or below, to view a recording of the lecture. You can also read a copy of the speech, which has been published in Intellectual Property Quarterly, see: D. Vaver, 'The 14th Annual Sir Hugh Laddie lecture: Mr Justice Laddie and his intellectual property cases: of millefeuilles and a fish called Elvis'  IPQ 119.
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- 13th Annual Lecture (2021) - Professor Barton Beebe
3rd November 2021
Is Europe Running out of Trademarks?
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 research builds upon earlier research, co-authored with Professor Jeanne Fromer, published in the Harvard Law Review in 2018, which you can read here, and a subsequent article, published in The Trademark Reporter in 2022, 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
Delivered by: Daniel Gervais
Director of the Vanderbilt Intellectual Property Programme and Milton R. Underwood Chair in Law at Vanderbilt Law School
- 11th Annual Lecture (2019) - Willem Hoyng
13 June 2019
No cats and no doctrine of equivalence?
Delivered by: Willem Hoyng
Founding member and partner of European IP Firm, Hoyng Rokh Monegier
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- 10th Annual Lecture (2018) - HH Michael Fysh QC SC
20 June 2018
Apologia pro vita sua: A hifi retrospective and a modest prospective
Delivered by: HH Michael Fysh QC SC
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- 9th Annual Lecture (2017) - Shira Perlmutter
21 June 2017
Towards a Global Copyright Policy?
Delivered by: Shira Perlmutter
Chief Policy Officer and Director for International Affairs, United States Patent and Trademark Office
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- 8th Annual Lecture (2016) - The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett
22 June 2016
Patents and Populism
Delivered by: The Hon Dr Annabelle Bennett AO SC
former Judge of the Federal Court of Australia
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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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- 6th Annual Lecture (2014) - Professor Hugh Hansen
25 June 2014
Culture of the Public Domain: A Good Thing?
Delivered by: Professor Hugh Hansen
Fordham Law School
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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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- 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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- 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
- 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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