Hansen has agreed
to take part in the Q&A ahead of this year’s
Conference, which takes place in Cambridge on April 8 and
You might want to ask him about the Conference –
what’s on the agenda this year? what are the hot
topics? who will he be grilling? – or any other
topical IP issues.
Hansen’s particular areas of
interest include US copyright and trade mark law, as well
as EU and international IP law, but as many readers will know,
he has an opinion on pretty much everything in IP.
You could ask him about copyright and the public domain (on
which topic he gave the
Sir Hugh Laddie memorial lecture last year), the roles of
the US Supreme Court and CJEU, international trade
negotiations, or recent IP cases.
How do I join in?
The Q&A will be hosted on Twitter. Managing IP will ask
some questions through our Twitter account @managingip using
the hashtag #askhughhansen and Hansen (@hughchansen) will
answer. But we also want to see questions from lots of other
Taking part is simple:
- If you do not already have a Twitter account, set one up (it’s
- Starting from 11am EDT on March 25 (3pm London, 4pm
continental Europe), post your questions on Twitter using the
- Remember you only have 140 characters (in fact, 125
allowing for the hashtag) so keep your questions concise
- You can ask as many questions as you like
- Monitor Twitter for Hansen’s responses and
follow up with further questions if you want
After the event, we will post a selection of the questions
and answers on this blog.
You may also be interested in our previous Twitter Q&A
Rosa Wilkinson of the UK IPO, which took place in September