Professor Graeme Dinwoodie has been appointed the 2011 George P. Smith Distinguished Visiting Professor at the Maurer School of Law, Indiana University-Bloomington in the United States.   Professor Dinwoodie spent two weeks in residence in Bloomington in early April, during which time he delivered the George P. Smith Distinguished Visiting Chair Lecture on “Global Marks in Local Markets: Territoriality in EU and US Trademark Law.”

Graeme Dinwoodie

In his Lecture, Professor Dinwoodie developed a distinction he has previously made between trademark law's intrinsic territoriality and its political territoriality. He suggested that recognition of this distinction would help reconcile the conflicting pressures created by transborder trade and local cultures and institutions, and he highlighted developments in both EU and US trademark law that appeared to recognize the distinction and offer a way of reconfiguring the territoriality of trade mark law.  The Smith Visiting Chair was inaugurated in 1999 by Justice Michael Kirby of the High Court of Australia, and other British holders have included the late Sir David Williams, the former Vice-Chancellor and Rouse Ball Professor of English Law at Cambridge University. View the full lecture here