Christopher Wadlow

Christopher Wadlow


Personal profile


Emeritus Professor


Key Research Interests


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)

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions