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Sep

06

Tuesday

In her image: transplanting trade mark law through the empire

1.00pm

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This research seminar considers the historical development of trade mark law in Australia, with a special focus on the patchwork of statutes passed by the Australian colonies between 1863-1884 governing the use and registration of trade marks in those colonies for the first time.  In particular, it will examine the influence of Imperial advances in statutory based trade mark protection, explaining how and why these developments did not transmit to the Australian colonies in their entirety.  In doing so, this seminar will canvass how the local Australian colonial governments forged their own path when it came to establishing a legislative framework for protecting trade marks – a framework which was made in the image of the British, but defied Her at almost every turn.  This seminar draws on the research presented in the recently published book Australian Colonial Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People and Place (Australian Scholarly Publishing, 2015).

Speaker – Dr Amanda Scardamaglia

Amanda is a Senior Lecturer and Deputy Department Chair at Swinburne Law School in Melbourne, Australia. She has a PhD in Law from The University of Melbourne and has experience as a practising lawyer and in academia.  Her area of research and expertise is intellectual property law, especially empirical studies in trade mark law and its history.  She was awarded a State Library of Victoria Creative Fellow in 2015-2016 and is the author of the book Australian Colonial Trade Mark Law: Narratives in Lawmaking, People and Place.

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1.00pm - 3.00pmTuesday 6th September 2016

Convocation Suite Centenary Building City, University of London Spencer Street London EC1V 0HB United Kingdom

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