|Professor in Law||
C dot Wadlow at uea dot ac dot uk
Tel: +44 (0)1603 59 1587
|Blackdale Annex 0.17|
Christopher Wadlow qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and practised with Simmons & Simmons in London until joining UEA Law School full time as a Reader in 2004. He was appointed to a Chair in 2008. As a Cambridge graduate in Natural Sciences his major specialisation in practice was patent litigation, often with an international dimension, but he has experience of all major aspects of intellectual property and is an acknowledged leader in the law of passing-off.
In Norwich Christopher teaches intellectual property at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. His main research interests are in or closely related to intellectual property and have three central themes: the place of the common law passing-off action within a wider category of unfair competition law; the public and private international law of intellectual property, including the potential for extraterritorial enforcement; and the harmonisation of substantive European patent law and patent litigation procedure.
He is the author of The Law of Passing-off: Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation (3rd edition, 2004), which is the leading practitioner work, and Enforcement of Intellectual Property in European and International Law (1998, 2nd edition in preparation).
Christopher Wadlow also teaches on the Bristol University postgraduate Diploma in Intellectual Property Law and Practice.
The Law of Passing-off—Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation. (4th ed: Sweet and Maxwell: London 2011)
Enforcement of Intellectual Property in European and International Law (Sweet and Maxwell London 1998)
Chapters in Books
"The case for reclaiming European unfair competition law from Europe's consumer lawyers" in S Weatherill and S Bernitz (eds), The Regulation of Unfair Commercial Practices under EC Directive 2005/29 - New Rules and New Techniques (Studies of the Oxford Institute of European and Comparative Law - no. 4), (Hart Oxford 2007) 175-190
"Utility and Industrial Applicability” in Toshiko Takenaka and Rainer Moufang (eds) Patent Law and Theory: A Handbook of Contemporary Research (Edward Elgar 2009) 355-382
“Is there an own-name defence in the common law tort of passing- off?” in Ilanah Simon (ed) Trade Mark Law and Sharing Names: Exploring Use of the Same Mark by Multiple Undertakings (Edward Elgar 2009) 129-139
“Unfair Competition by Misappropriation: The Reception of International News in the Common Law World” in L Bently et al (eds) The Common Law of Intellectual Property: Essays in Honour of Professor David Vaver (Hart Oxford 2010) 307-330
'National Report' in T Kono (ed) Intellectual Property and Private International Law (Hart Publishing Oxford 2012) forthcoming
"One more outing for Arsenal: a case of dilution or one for restitution?" (2006) 1 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 143-147
"Unfair competition in Community law:" Part 1: "The age of the 'classical model'" (2006) 28 EIPR 433-441, Part 2 'Harmonisation becomes gridlocked' (2006) 28 EIPR 469-473.
"The British Empire Patent 1901 - 1923: the 'global' patent that never was"  IPQ 311-346.
"Including Trade in Counterfeit Goods: the Origins of TRIPS as a GATT Anti-Counterfeiting Code"  IPQ 350-402
"Patents for Perpetual Motion Machines" (2007) 2 JIPLP 136-144
“Bugs, spies and paparazzi: Jurisdiction over actions for breach of confidence in private international law” (2008) 30 EIPR 269-279
“Trade secrets and the Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations” (2008) 30 EIPR 309-319
“The New Private International Law of Unfair Competition and the Rome II Regulation” (2009) 4 JIPLP 789
“The Great Kenyan Coffee Crop Disaster: A Cautionary Tale of Coffee and Counterfeiting” (2009) 4 JIPLP 867
"The Great Pharmaceutical Patent Robbery and the Curious Case of the Chemical Foundation'  IPQ 256-292
"Strasbourg, the Forgotten Patent Convention, and the Origins of the European Patents Jurisdiction" (2010) 41 International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law 123-149
"The Posthumous Papers of the Picric Club" (2010) 5 JIPLP 844-852
"Rudolf Callmann and the Misappropriation Doctrine in the Common Law of Unfair Competition"  IPQ 110-153
"The Professor, the Patent and the Perilous Life of PHOSITA" (2011) 6 JIPLP 20-24
"Trade Mark Torture: Some Musings on Associated Newspapers v persons Unknown" (2011) 6 JIPLP 177-182
"Requiem for a Noun: The Terms of the Claims (1953-2007)" (2011) 32 EIPR 146-152
"Intellectual Property as an Investment in International Law: A Question of Access to Medicine vs Access to Justice" (2011) 4 Journal of Comparative Law 79-95
“The Own-Name defence in Passing Off: six Pennyworth of Thoughts from the Other side” (2011) 1 Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property Law 130-145
“Passing Off at the Crossroads Again”  EIPR 447-455
“The Emergent European Law of Unfair Competition”  Intellectual Property Quarterly forthcoming
Chris' conference papers include
“‘Unfair competition’ and the protection of regulatory data under Article 39 of TRIPs” (forthcoming) at the Society of Legal Scholars Annual Conference (Durham University, 10 September 2007)
“Experience of problem based learning in two taught postgraduate intellectual property units at the University of East Anglia” at the European Intellectual Property Teachers Network Conference (Aston University, 25 June 2007)
“Trade secrets and private international law” at the CIPIL Conference Breach of Confidence and Trade Secrets: Domestic Developments and Comparative Perspectives (University of Cambridge, 17th March 2007)
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