UCL Faculty of Laws


2019 Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture: No cats and no doctrine of equivalence?

13 June 2019, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

image of cat and the face of speaker Willem Hoyng

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The 2019 Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture

No cats and no doctrine of equivalence?

to be delivered by Willem Hoyng (Hoyng Rokh Monegier)
chaired by Professor Sir Robin Jacob (UCL IBIL)

About the talk

The lecture raises two questions. To what extent are angora cats undesirable and is the doctrine of equivalence a useful tool to establish the extent of protection.

About the speaker

Willem Hoyng is partner of HOYNG ROKH MONEGIER. His practice primarily consists of litigating in the field of intellectual property law. He is admitted to the bar of Amsterdam and the specialist bar of the Supreme Court of the Netherlands.

He is a cofounder and former President of EPLAW, a former President of Dutch AIPPI, of VIEPA, of the IP Advisory Committee of the Dutch Bar and of the Government Advisory Committee on Patents. He is a member of the drafting committee of the Rules of Proceedings of the UPC.

Landmark ECJ decisions: Windsurfing vs. Commission, Loendersloot-Ballantines; Philips-Remington; Monsanto-Cefetra, Roche-Primus and Solvay-Honeywell.

Willem is professor of Intellectual Property Law at the University of Tilburg.

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