Biography

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.

All Publications

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Wadlow, C.

(2013)

‘Hamlet without the prince’: Can the Unitary Patent Regulation strut its stuff without Articles 6–8?,

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice

8

(3)

pp. 207-212

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2013)

The Diplomatic Platypus: Gurry on Breach of Confidence: The Protection of Confidential Information (2nd Edn) Tanya Aplin, Lionel Bently, Phillip Johnson and Simon Malynicz; Oxford University Press, 2012 ISBN: 978-0-19-929766-5, Hard cover, 976 pp.,

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice

8

(4)

pp. 323-330

Full Text

(Book/Film/Article review)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2013)

The Impact of General European Union Law on Industrial Property Law,

in The Europeanization of Intellectual Property Law : Towards a European Legal Methodology.

OUP

ISBN 9780199665105

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2013)

A riddle whose answer is 'tort': A reassessment of International News Service v Associated Press,

in The Modern Law Review

76

(4)

pp. 649-680

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2012)

National Report for the United Kingdom: Jurisdiction and applicable law in intellectual property,

in Reports of the XVIIIth International Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law (2010)—Jurisdiction and applicable law in intellectual property.

Hart Publishing

UEA Repository

(Chapter)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2012)

Of chaos, cosmos and a remarkable carpet: A review article for two new books on private international law,

in European Intellectual Property Review

pp. 395-401

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2012)

The emergent European law of unfair competition and its consumer law origins,

in Intellectual Property Quarterly

pp. 1-24

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

The Law of Passing-off: Unfair Competition by Misrepresentation (4th edition),

Sweet & Maxwell

ISBN 9780414042322

UEA Repository

(Book)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

Trade mark torture: some musings on Associated Newspapers v Persons Unknown,

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

6

(3)

pp. 177-182

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

“Butterworths’ Book of Sand”. Review of Ashley Roughton, Phillip Johnson and Trevor Cook (eds) The Modern Law of Patents,

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

6

(3)

pp. 194

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

Requiem for a noun: the ‘terms of the claims’ (1953-2007),

in European Intellectual Property Review

32

(3)

pp. 146-152

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

Intellectual property as an ‘investment’ in international law: A question of access to medicines vs access to justice?,

in Journal of Comparative Law

4

(2)

pp. 79-95

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

Hotel Cipriani Srl v Cipriani (Grosvenor Street) Ltd: The Court of Appeal draws the line on whether a foreign business has an English goodwill or not,

in European Intellectual Property Review

33

(1)

pp. 54-60

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

The professor, the patent, and the perilous life of the PHOSITA,

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

6

(1)

pp. 20-24

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

The Marmite Election,

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

6

(12)

pp. 868-879

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

Passing-off at the crossroads again: A review article for Hazel Carty, an analysis of the Economic Torts,

in European Intellectual Property Review

pp. 447-455

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

Rudolf Callmann and the misappropriation doctrine in the common law of unfair competition,

in Intellectual Property Quarterly

(2)

pp. 110-153

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2011)

The own-name defence in passing-off: Six pennyworth of thoughts from the other side,

in Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property

1

(2)

pp. 130-145

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2010)

The posthumous papers of the Picric Club,

in Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice

5

(12)

pp. 844-852

Full Text UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


Wadlow, C.

(2010)

The great pharmaceutical patent robbery, and the curious case of the Chemical Foundation,

in Intellectual Property Quarterly

(3)

pp. 292-292

UEA Repository

(Article)

(Published)


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Key Research Interests

Books

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

Journal Articles

"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 EIPR433-441, Part 2 'Harmonisation becomes gridlocked' (2006) 28 EIPR469-473.

"The British Empire Patent 1901 - 1923: the 'global' patent that never was" [2006] IPQ 311-346.

"Including Trade in Counterfeit Goods: the Origins of TRIPS as a GATT Anti-Counterfeiting Code" [2007] IPQ350-402

"Patents for Perpetual Motion Machines" (2007) 2 JIPLP136-144

“Bugs, spies and paparazzi: Jurisdiction over actions for breach of confidence in private international law” (2008) 30 EIPR269-279

“Trade secrets and the Rome II Regulation on the law applicable to non-contractual obligations” (2008) 30 EIPR 309-319

"Regulatory Data Protection under TRIPs: Article 39(3) and Article 10bis of the Paris Convention: Is there a Doctor in the House" [2008] IPQ 355-415

“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' [2010] 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" [2011] 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

"Hotel Cipriani Srl v Cipriani (Grosvenor Street) Ltd: The Court of Appeal draws the line on whether a foreign business has English goodwill or not" (2011) 33 EIPR 56-60

“Passing Off at the Crossroads Again” (2011) 33 EIPR 447-455

"The Marmite Election" (2011) 6 JIPLP 868-879

"The Emergent European Law of Unfair Competition and its Consumer Law Origins" [2012] IPQ 1-24

Conference Papers

Chris' conference papers include

“‘Unfair competition’ and the protection of regulatory data under Article 39 of TRIPs” 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)