People at the Centre
Professor Charlotte Waelde
Professor Waelde’s research interests revolve around the relationship between intellectual property and digital technologies most notably within the fields of copyright and trade marks. In this her focus is on the interface between intellectual property law and changing technologies, the changes in the law wrought by those technologies, and the impact that those changes have on the way that the law is both perceived and used by the affected communities, exploring ways in which the law may be better calibrated to meet the needs of stakeholders. Professor Waelde’s work reaches out into other domains such as human rights, competition law, international private law and the regulation and promotion of new technologies more generally as they intersect with her core interests.
Professor Waelde has published numerous articles and book chapters and has also written, with Professor’s MacQueen and Laurie and Ms Brown, the student text, Contemporary Intellectual Property: Law and Policy published by Cambridge University Press in 2007. She is also co-editor (with Lilian Edwards) of the two Law and the Internet texts published in 1997 and 2000 by Hart Publishing and co-editor (with Hector MacQueen) of ‘The Many Faces of the Public Domain’ published by Edward Elgar in 2007.
Professor Waelde is Programme Director of the LLM in Innovation Technology and the Law at the University of Edinburgh and of the innovative LLM delivered by distance learning (for more information see www.law.ed.ac.uk/distancelearning/)
Professor Waelde has successfully supervised many doctoral students in the areas of copyright, trade marks and digital technologies more generally. She has also examined PhDs on intellectual property and related topic at other Universities in the UK and abroad.
Professor Waelde is a founder member and co-director of SCRIPT: the AHRC Research Centre for Studies in Intellectual Property and Technology Law. For more information on the work of SCRIPT see www.law.ed.ac.uk/ahrc
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School of Law
University of Edinburgh