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EVENT: Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Seminar and Book Launch: Dr Catherine Bond - Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law

04 April 2017

The Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program are delighted to host Dr Catherine Bond, Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney.

ANZAC! In April – a name unformed, undetermined; June – and the worth of a Nation and Dominion proved by the five letters – bound together, by the young army’s leader, Lieut.-General Sir W. Birdwood, in the inspired ‘Anzac’ – Australian, New Zealand Army Corps.
– Phillip F.E. Schuler, 1916

The year 2016 marks an ‘Anzac’ anniversary of a different kind: the centenary of legal regulation over use of the term ‘Anzac’ in Australia and internationally. In Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law, Catherine Bond interrogates the legal history of one of Australia and New Zealand’s most revered words and the restrictions on the acronym that still exist today.

This book examines how, in 1916, control of ‘Anzac’ was introduced initially for businesses then extended, without precedent, to more private spheres, including prohibiting the use of the word as the name of a home. It documents the effect that these laws had on the Australian home front and the devastating impact on soldiers and families. Yet, such use and regulation was not limited to Australia, with New Zealand, the United Kingdom and the United States authorities also grappling with how to respond to the increased adoption of ‘Anzac’ within their borders. Bond explores these issues and how this legal history can be used to inform the restrictions on ‘Anzac’ that remain in force in Australia to this day.

Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law will appeal to all readers with an interest in law or history, and those keen to understand more about a forgotten aspect of the ‘Anzac’ legend.

Dr Catherine Bond is a Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Law, UNSW Sydney. She completed her PhD in Law at UNSW and became an academic member of the Faculty in July 2009. Catherine teaches and researches in intellectual property law, with a focus on historical IP issues.

She has published widely in leading Australian and international law journals, on issues ranging from Crown copyright to the introduction of a patent system in the Game of Thrones world of Westeros. Her first book, Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law, is part of her recent work on the relationship between IP and war, from World War I through to today.

Ensure you register your attendance by 11 April 2017.

Date:     Wednesday 12 April 2017

When:   5.00pm for light refreshments followed by a 5.30pm - 7.00pm seminar and book launch

Where:  The Chancellery, U Block, U214, Gardens Point Campus

Email
law.research@qut.edu.au
URL
Intellectual Property and Innovation Law Research Program

Dr Catherine Bond

Anzac: The Landing, The Legend, The Law will appeal to all readers with an interest in law or history, and those keen to understand more about a forgotten aspect of the ‘Anzac’ legend.