Professor Dianne Nicol
The latest Part of the Australian Intellectual Property Journal includes the following articles: “Who Is the Crown for the Purposes of the Copyright Act 1968 (Cth)?” – Dilan Thampapillai; “Conflicting Interests, Competing Perspectives and Policy Incoherence: COVID-19 Highlights the Significance of the United Nations High-Level Panel Report on Access to Medicines” – Muhammad Zaheer Abbas; “Protection of Australian Regional Names as Food Geographical Indications – South Australian Case Study: Part 1” – Dr Paula Caroline Zito; and “Quantitative Assessment of Applications for Plant Breeder’s Rights under the Plant Breeder’s Rights Act 1994 (Cth) from 1994 to 2019” – Charles Lawson and Andrew Cecil. There is also an Editorial by Professor Dianne Nicol.
Thomson Reuters is delighted to announce the appointment of Professor Dianne Nicol as the new Co-General Editor for the Australian Intellectual Property Journal. Dianne is a professor of law and Chair of Academic Senate at the University of Tasmania, and is director of the Centre for Law and Genetics (CLG), which is housed in the Law Faculty. Dianne’s research at the CLG particularly focuses on the legal and social issues associated with the commercialisation of genetic knowledge and patenting of genetic inventions. In addition to being a member of the Australian Health Ethics Committee and the Embryo Research Licensing Committee at the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council from 2015 to 2018, she has also been involved in the Gene Technology Ethics and Community Consultative Committee of the Office of the Gene Technology Regulator. She is a fellow of the Australian Academy of Law.
Thomson Reuters also warmly welcomes the return of Professor David Brennan as co-General Editor on AIPJ. David is a Visiting Academic at the University of Technology Sydney and currently teaches copyright law at Monash University. Formerly a professor of patent law at Oxford University, he specialises in the fields of patent and copyright law, with a particular focus on their connections with contracts, property, restitution, international and trade law. David served as General Editor from 2007 to 2012 prior to Professor David Lindsay taking on the role.