Mr Justice Laddie and his intellectual property cases: Of millefeuilles and a fish called Elvis
22 June 2022, 6:00 pm–7:15 pm
The 2022 Annual Sir Hugh Laddie Lecture
UCL Laws Events
Mr Justice Laddie and his intellectual property cases:
Of millefeuilles and a fish called Elvis
with Professor David Vaver (Osgoode Hall Law School & University of Oxford (Emeritus))
Chaired by Professor Sir Robin Jacob (UCL)
Wednesday 22 June 2022 at 6pm
at UCL and Live Streamed
About the talk
Sir Hugh Laddie has contributed enormously to the development of intellectual property law in the UK and beyond, through the books he co-authored, his extrajudicial lectures and writings, his conference appearances, and of course the cases which he judged and appeared in. While Sir Hugh’s books and writings are easily accessible, the corpus of his case law is less so, being scattered over more than three decades of law reports since the 1970s. This lecture considers a selection of Sir Hugh’s cases, some familiar to IP aficionados, some perhaps less so, to assess the continuing impact of his work at the bar and bench in the field to which he devoted himself.
About the speaker
David Vaver was the first holder of the chair in Intellectual Property & Information Technology Law in the University of Oxford, where he also directed the Oxford IP Research Centre (1998-2007). He is currently Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and member of the Order of Canada in recognition of his IP work.
17:30 Registration and theatre opens
18:00 Lecture begins
This event will be held in-person but will also be live streamed.
The theatre at UCL will have a capacity of 75% and is well ventilated. UCL still advises that you continue to wear a face covering in crowded and enclosed spaces in other settings where you may come into contact with people you do not normally meet (unless you are exempt). As in all other setings, and out of consideration for others, if you have any symptoms of COVID or have had close contact with someone who has tested positive, please let us know and we will be happy to exchange an in-person ticket for a virtual ticket.
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