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Ms. Jane Cornwell

Law Lecturer

Willingness to take PhD students: Yes

Jane welcomes PhD applications relating to any of her fields of research interest.

Biography

Jane Cornwell joined the University of Edinburgh as a lecturer in intellectual property law in October 2010. After graduating from the University of Cambridge, she qualified and practised as a solicitor in the intellectual property team at Linklaters LLP in London. Thereafter she spent several years practising at McGrigors LLP in Scotland, latterly as Director in the Edinburgh litigation team specialising in contentious intellectual property.

While at the University of Edinburgh, Jane has acted for several years as Programme Director for the Law School’s online LLM in Intellectual Property Law as well as teaching across a range of on-campus and online undergraduate and postgraduate IP courses. She has also acted as Deputy Director of Postgraduate Taught Studies, with particular focus on online learning. She is a co-author of the textbook Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy (3rd and 4th edns, OUP).

Jane's expertise covers a wide range of IP rights, including trade marks, designs, patents and breach of confidence. Her present teaching and research interests focus on trade marks, designs and enforcement of IP rights, among other topics. Jane’s recent published work has included empirical research into intellectual property enforcement in Scotland funded through CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, the project involved (see further http://www.create.ac.uk/research-programme/theme-3/wp3c2-copyright-and-civil-enforcement/). She has also written on developments in design law, trade marks and IP remedies, with a particular focus of the impact of European harmonization in these fields.

Jane welcomes proposals for PhDs in any area relating to her expertise and research interests.

Current Research Interests

Jane's expertise covers a wide range of IP rights, including trade marks, designs, patents and breach of confidence. Her present teaching and research interests focus on trade marks, designs and remedies for infringement, with a particular interest in the effect of European harmonisation within these areas.

Research Groups

Jane is a member of CREATe, the RCUK Centre for Copyright and New Business Models in the Creative Economy, leading a work package on copyright and civil enforcement, details of which can be found at this link: http://www.create.ac.uk/research-programme/theme-3/wp3c2-copyright-and-civil-enforcement/

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Research activities & awards

  1. CLT Scotland - Intellectual Property Conference October 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesPublic Engagement – Public lecture/debate/seminar

  2. Intellectual Property and Information Technology Outside Its Borders

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in conference

  3. CREATe Litigation Workshop / Knowledge Exchange Workshop

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

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