Articles, papers, policy

deskHere are some articles in legal journals and published submissions to policy reviews that we either wrote or contributed to. This page also mentions some public policy work that we have been involved in.

References below to JIPLP mean the Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice, and to EIPR mean the European Intellectual Property Review.


  1. Contract law for IP lawyers: article in JIPLP July 2017
  2. Book review: IP Issues in Corporate Transactions by Neil Coulson, at (2016) 38 EIPR Issue 8 pp 523-5
  3. Book review: The Law and Regulation of Franchising in the EU Mark Abell (ed) Edward Elgar Publishing, at JIPLP (2015) 10 (10): 797-798
  4. Emails are not property: case summary in JIPLP, March 2013
  5. High legal scholarship combined with nuts-and-bolts practicality: review of the CIPA Guide to the Patents Acts, JIPLP 2012
  6. Intellectual property transactions in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors: article in JIPLP 2010
  7. Dutiful discussions: review of Taxation of Intellectual Property, by Anne Fairpo, 2009
  8. Assignments and royalties don’t mix: article in JIPLP 2009
  9. A useful resource when advising on publishing contracts: review of Clark on Publishing Agreements in JIPLP 2008
  10. Making drugs available at affordable prices: how universities’ technology transfer offices can help developing countries: article in JIPLP in 2007
  11. Applying Traditional Property Laws to Intellectual Property Transactions: article at [1995] EIPR 236

Papers for which Mark was a lead author

  1. Law Society submission to European Commission on the first draft of the 2014 Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation: paper in 2013
  2. Law Society submission to European Commission’s initial consultation on the Technology Transfer Block Exemption Regulation: paper in 2012
  3. Law Society submission to the Hargreaves Review: paper in 2011
  4. Law Society submission to the Gowers Review: paper in 2006

Public policy work

Mark has given oral evidence to the UK Parliament on IP subjects.

  1. In 2016, he gave oral evidence to a House of Lords Public Bill Committee in relation to the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Bill. The Bill has since been enacted as the Intellectual Property (Unjustified Threats) Act 2017.
  2. In 2016, he gave oral evidence to the House of Commons’ Science and Technology Committee, in relation to its Inquiry into Managing Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.

Public debates

In 2016, Mark chaired a public debate at University College London on the subject of Dysfunction in Contract Drafting. The panel members were Ken Adams, an author and lecturer on contract drafting, Mr Justice Flaux, Kate Gibbons of Clifford Chance and Kristin McFetridge of British Telecom’s legal department. The debate was recorded and is available on YouTube here.

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