Dr Gillian Davies > Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC > London, England > Lawyer Profile

Chambers of Nicholas Caddick QC
Hogarth Chambers


Barrister specialising in international and European intellectual property law predominantly patents and copyright, with a special emphasis on the international conventions governing patent law and copyright and related rights. Member of Hogarth Chambers since 2005. Accredited mediator (England and Wales), WIPO mediator. Visiting Professor (2007-2016), Professor of EU and International Copyright Law (2016-2019), Hon Professor of EU and International Copyright Law, Centre for Commercial Law Studies, Queen Mary University of London  (2019 to date).


Joined Hogarth Chambers in 2005. Former judge at the Boards of Appeal of the European Patent Office (retired 2005). European Patent Office, Munich 1991-2005; legal member of the Boards of Appeal; from 1997 chairman of a Technical Board of Appeal and permanent member of the Enlarged Board of Appeal; International Federation of the Phonographic Industry (IFPI), London 1970-91; from 1981 associate director general and chief legal adviser; legal assistant, United International Bureaux for the Protection of Intellectual Property (BIRPI) Geneva, Switzerland 1965-70. Appointments: Hon Prof of intellectual property law at Aberystwyth University, 1994 -2015. Deputy Lieutenant, Preserved County of Gwynedd, N Wales, 2001 to date. Master, Worshipful Livery Company of Wales, 2017-18. Recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award for services to copyright, Managing Intellectual Property, 2020.

Publications of note: co-senior editor ‘Copinger and Skone James on Copyright’ (14th, 15th, 16th and 17th editions, 1999, 2005, 2011 and 2016;  supplements 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012, 2013 and 2018); editor, Intellectual Property, ‘Clerk and Lindsell on Torts’ (21st ed 2014 and supplements); co-author ‘Moral Rights’ Sweet and Maxwell, Ist edn 2010 ,and 2nd edn 2016; author of several monographs on various aspects of copyright and related rights, including ‘Copyright and the Public Interest’ (Sweet and Maxwell 2nd ed 2002, reprinted 2013; (3rd edn in preparation). Most recent ly: Contributing author, Research Handbook on the World Intellectual Property Organization, edited by Sam Ricketson (Edward Elgar, 2020). Author of many articles published by IP journals on copyright and related rights as well as European patent law.


French, German, Portuguese, Spanish.


British Literary and Artistic Association (BLACA) (Chairman); Association litéraire et artistique internationale (member of the Executive Committee); Association of Teachers of Intellectual Property (ATRIP); Association of Members of the Boards of Appeal of the EPO (AMBA); International Association of Industrial Property (AIPPI); Intellectual Property Bar Association.


Grenoble University, France (1958 Premier Degré in French); Inns of Court School of Law, (1961 Barrister); University of Wales, Aberystwyth, (1997 PhD).


Art, painting, travel.