Gillian Davies

Year called:
1961
Practice areas:
IP, Patents, Copyright & Design, Trade Marks, Media & Entertainment
Mediation & Arbitration:
Mediator
Public Access:
Instructions accepted

Gillian is a specialist in international intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on the international conventions governing patent law and copyright and related rights as a result of many years experience gained working successively for WIPO, IFPI and the EPO.

Profile

Gillian Davies is a former Chairman of a technical board of appeal and permanent member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal at the European Patent Office (EPO); consequently she has wide experience of the substantive law and procedure under the European Patent Convention (EPC).

Gillian is a specialist in international intellectual property law with a particular emphasis on the international conventions governing patent law and copyright and related rights as a result of many years experience gained working for WIPO, Geneva, the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), London, and the European Patent Office (EPO), (Munich). Her expertise extends also to EU legislation on patents, copyright and related rights.

Gillian’s practice concentrates on European and international advice on patent and copyright matters. She advises Blue-Chip companies from the UK and all over the world, in particular, from EU Member States, Canada and the USA. She also acts as mediator in IP cases. Gillian is in demand as a speaker at international and UK conferences on IP and is a Professor of International Copyright Law at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London. For further information, contact the clerking team.

Gillian is a senior co-editor of the 14th (1999), 15th (2005), 16th (2010) and 17th (2016) editions of Copinger and Skone James on Copyright, as well as the author of several monographs on various aspects of copyright and related rights, including Copyright and the Public Interest, the second edition of which was published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2002 (reprinted 2013). She is also a member of the editorial team of Clerk & Lindsell on Torts, editing Ch.25 on Statutory Intellectual Property Rights and is co-author with Kevin Garnett Q.C of 'Moral Rights' published by Sweet and Maxwell in 2010.

For an up-to-date bibliography of books and articles see Gillian's publications list.

Gillian speaks French, German, Spanish and some Portuguese.

Gillian is regarded in Who’s Who Legal 2015.

Career

Gillian joined Hogarth Chambers in 2005, following her retirement from the European Patent Office (EPO) in Munich where she was a legally qualified member of the boards of appeal from 1991 to 2005. She was appointed to the Enlarged Board of Appeal in 1996 and Chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal working in the field of physics in 1997.

Before joining the EPO, Gillian was Associate Director General and Chief Legal Adviser of the International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), based in London.

 

Membership

Council Member, Bangor University

Advisory Board, Centre for International Law, Bangor University

The International Literary and Artistic Association (ALAI), Member Executive Committee

The International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP)

The Association of Members of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO (AMBA)

The British Literary and Artistic Association (BLACA), Chairman

The Intellectual Property Bar Association

 

Qualifications and Regulations

Qualifications

Ph.D, University of Wales, Aberystwyth, 1997
Professor of International Copyright Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary, University of London.
Member, WIPO List of Neutrals, WIPO Arbitration and Mediation Centre

Accredited Mediator through ADR Chambers

 

Regulation

Gillian is a self-employed, independent barrister whose practice is governed by the Code of Conduct of the Bar of England and Wales. She is registered with the Bar Standards Board of England and Wales (Bar Ref: 11890).

She has professional indemnity insurance provided by the Bar Mutual Indemnity Fund (BMIF Ref: 2190/053). Please refer to the BMIF website  for full details of the world-wide cover provided, and the BMIF’s contact details.

 

Publications

Books

As Sole Author - Gillian Davies

Copyright and Public Interest

Private Copying of Sound and Audio-Visual Recordings

Piracy of Phonograms

As Co-Author

Moral Rights by Gillian Davives and Kevin Garnett Q.C. Second Edition (2016)

Moral Rights by Gillian Davies and Kevin Garnett Q.C.

Copinger and Skone James on Copyright (17th Edition, March 2016)

Clerk and Lindsell on Torts (21th Edition)

Copyright and the Public Interest by Gillian Davies

Books published before 2000, see list

Published Lectures, Studies and Articles

Author of many studies and lectures published under the auspices of inter alia WIPO, EC Commission, Council of Europe, ILO, Unesco, European Patent Office. Regular contributor of chapters on aspects of copyright and patent law to books and of articles to journals and periodicals concerned with the field of intellectual property.

See here for full list

 

Human Interest

Gillian is a Deputy Lieutenant of the Preserved County of Gwynedd and Junior warden of the Worshipful Livery Company of Wales.
Her interests include: Art, painting, gardening and travel.