• Bond University, Faculty of Law

    4229 Gold Coast


  • 31 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

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

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

Van Caenegem, W., Atkinson, V., Azard, V. & Canlorbe, J., 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
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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

Inter-firm Migration of Tacit Knowledge: Law and Policy

Van Caenegem, W., 2018, Employment Law and Intellectual Property Law. Monotti, A. L. (ed.). Edward Elgar Publishing, (Critical Concepts in Intellectual Property Law series; vol. 16).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingOther chapter contributionResearchpeer-review

Four strikes and you're out: Adidas covering their bases with trade marks protection

Van Caenegem, W. & Atkinson, V., Jul 2017, In : Australian Intellectual Property Law Bulletin. 30, 6, p. 122-127 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearch


Activities 2016 2019

  • 2 Thesis Examination
  • 2 Invited talk
  • 1 Hosting an academic visitor
  • 1 Citation

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

Push to trade on Tassie's good food

William Van Caenegem


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Growers push to produce food with a sense of time and place

William Van Caenegem


1 media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Green Pastures beckon small dairy co-ops

William Van Caenegem


2 items of media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

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