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Natalie Corthesy, LLM

Head of the IP Law Stream, UWI Faculty of Law
PhD Candidate

Natalie is a final year PhD candidate at Queen Mary University of London. She is the recipient of the Queen Mary Post Graduate Research Fund 2015-2016. She holds an LLM in Intellectual Property Law from UCL, University of London, an LLB from The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados, an LEC from the Norman Manley Law School, Jamaica and is an attorney-at-law qualified to practice in Jamaica. She is the Head of the IP Law Stream in the Faculty of Law, The University of the West Indies, Mona, Jamaica where she has lectured for eight years, covering a wide range of subjects including tort law, criminal law, law and legal systems, employment law, industrial relations law, intellectual property law, as well as copyright law on the recently launched LLM in IP and the Cultural and Creative Industries. Her affiliations include membership in the Association for Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the Jamaica Bar Association’s specialized committee on Intellectual Property Law, and the Intellectual Property Unit, Faculty of Law, The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill, Barbados. Her publications include: Life plus 50 – Striking a balance between the term of copyright protection and Jamaica’s public domain,The Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property; Challenges to Combatting Piracy and Counterfeiting in Jamaica, The World Intellectual Property Organisation – World Trade Organisation’s Colloquium Papers; and Commonwealth Caribbean Employment and Labour Law, co-authored with Carla-Anne Harris-Roper, Routledge Cavendish. Her latest academic article "Trademarks, Country Names and Misappropriation of National Identity" won her the prestigious International Trademark Association's Ladas Memorial Award 2017 which has been published in the Oxford Journal on Intellectual Property Law and Practice. Prior to focussing on her academic career, Natalie worked in the Jamaican civil service for ten years in the capacity of Legal Officer in the Ministry of Labour, Director of Copyright and Related Rights at the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and Director of Entertainment Policy and Monitoring in the Ministry of Tourism and Culture.