• Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 34 Citations
  • 4 h-Index
1993 …2019
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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

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Research Output 1993 2019

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

Ciani, J., Ghidini, G., Atkinson, V. & Van Caenegem, W., 18 Oct 2019, In : IIC International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law. 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

fine arts

The fashion sector: copyright, designs or unfair competition?

Atkinson, V. & van Caenegem, W., 30 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Intellectual Property & Law Practice. 14, 3, p. 214-222 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

2 Citations (Scopus)

A comparative study of fashion and IP: Trade marks in Europe and Australia

Atkinson, V., Azard, V., Canlorbe, J. & Van Caenegem, W., 5 Feb 2018, In : Journal of Intellectual Property & Law Practice. 13, 3, p. 194-211 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

trade law
legal system

Intellectual Property in Australia

Stewart, A., Van Caenegem, W., Bannister, J., Liberman, A. & Lawson, C., 2018, 6th ed. Chatswood: Lexis Nexis. 1020 p.

Research output: Book/ReportScholarly editionResearchpeer-review

intellectual property

Activities 2016 2019

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, ...

Ulrika Wennersten

William Van Caenegem (Host)
8 Oct 20198 Nov 2019

Activity: Hosting a visitorHosting an academic visitor

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

Cited in 2016 Intellectual Property Report/Review

William Van Caenegem (Participant)
20 Dec 2016

Activity: Professional Development, Mentorship, Supervision and Other ActivitiesCitation

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

Student theses

A Battle Royal : Digital Music Piracy v. the Music Industry, an Assessment of Australian Copyright Law.

Author: Goldschmied, J., 9 Oct 2010

Supervisor: Van Caenegem, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


A Statutory Formula for the Admission of Similar Fact Evidence Against a Criminal Accused

Author: Field, D., 8 Feb 2014

Supervisor: Stuesser, L. (Supervisor) & Van Caenegem, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis


Negotiating a changing landscape: Authors, copyright and the digital evolution

Author: Cantatore, F., 6 Oct 2012

Supervisor: Johnston, J. (Supervisor) & Van Caenegem, W. (Supervisor)

Student thesis: Doctoral Thesis