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  • Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 40 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
1993 …2020

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Personal profile

Research interests

Intellectual property is my principal area of interest. I have focussed on IP and innovation issues, most recently in relation to trade secrets law and employee mobility.

My current research is more related to IP and goodwill, in particular trademarks law and the law of geographical indications of origin. I focus on policy issues and the relationship between IP law and Competition. I am also interested in comparative law, since I have a background in the civilian legal system.

I have recently completed a Report on GIs in Australia, and am currently concerned with competition and bargaining issues in the agrifood sector in Australia.

I am also active in the debate concerning the internationalisation of legal education and have published a number of chapter books on this topic with my colleague Prof Mary Hiscock.

Statement for HDR students

I have supervised a number of PhD candidates over the years, mostly in the area of Intellectual property law, focussing on various policy issues.

My current interests lie in innovation policy, competition policy and comparative law. I have also supervised in the area of Evidence law and criminal procedure.

Education/Academic qualification

Law, PhD, University of Cambridge

Award Date: 29 Jan 2005

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Research Output

Domain name, website and Facebook use of a trade mark: when does it infringe?

Van Caenegem, W., May 2020, In : Internet Law Bulletin. 22, 9&10, p. 143-146 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch

  • Standard trade marks, geographical indications and provenance branding in Australia: What we can learn from King Island

    Van Caenegem, W. & Nakano, K., 2 Aug 2020, In : The Journal of World Intellectual Property. p. 1-26 26 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • A Comparative Study of Fashion and IP: Non-traditional Trademarks in Italy and Australia

    Ciani, J., Ghidini, G., Atkinson, V. & Van Caenegem, W., 1 Nov 2019, In : IIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. 50, 9, p. 1101-1130 30 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Copyright, Art and Originality: Comparative and Policy Issues

    Van Caenegem, W. & Tréguier, L., 25 Sep 2019, In : Global Journal of Comparative Law. 8, 2, p. 95-127 33 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

  • Intellectual and Industrial Property Law

    Van Caenegem, W., 2019, 3rd ed. Chatswood: Lexis Nexis. 476 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportBookResearchpeer-review

  • Activities

    Technology and Jurisdiction in Outer Space and Cyberspace Colloquium

    Dan Svantesson (Organiser), Danielle Ireland-Piper (Co-facilitator), Jonathan Crowe (Co-facilitator), Rebecca Azzopardi (Member of programme committee), Nathan Mark (Member of programme committee), William Van Caenegem (Facilitator), Steven Freeland (Participant), Donna Lawler (Participant), Monique Mann (Participant), Rita Matulionyte (Participant), David Rolph (Participant) & Sascha-Dominik Bachmann (Participant)

    9 Aug 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Australia-EU agricultural trade: What are the issues?

    William Van Caenegem (Speaker)

    30 Aug 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Trademarks in the digital environment

    William Van Caenegem (Examiner)

    23 Aug 201823 Nov 2018

    Activity: ExaminationThesis Examination

    Colloquium: Taking Provenance Seriously: Will Australia Benefit from Better Legal Protection for GI’s

    William Van Caenegem (Organiser), Phil Hogan (Participant), Karen Hussey (Participant), Leeanne Puglisi-Gangemi (Participant), Bill McHenry (Participant) & Helen Thomas (Participant)

    12 Feb 2019

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    Press / Media

    The Manuka honey fight is one we have to have

    William Van Caenegem


    1 Media contribution

    Press/Media: Research

    Commissioner declares 'Europe open for business'

    William Van Caenegem


    1 item of Media coverage

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities