Splitting the roles of Lord Advocate and Solicitor General into prosecutor and minister respectively

It is a long-standing but nevertheless unsatisfactory feature of Scots law that the Lord Advocate performs two quite incompatible roles. On the one hand, the Lord Advocate is the Head of the Scots state prosecution service, the Crown Office and Procurator Fiscal Service (COPFS) and yet he or she is…

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Essay to Celebrate World Intellectual Property Day on April 26, 2021. The Role of Intellectual Property in SMEs: Taking your Ideas to Market

Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) are the strength of most economies worldwide, making up about 90% of national and regional Gross Domestic Product (GDP).SMEs contribute to the national economic growth through tax, poverty alleviation, export generation, and sustainable economic development by creating a valuable source of employment.  For instance, before…

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Reflection on the Centre for Commercial Law's 2021 World Intellectual Property Day Roundtable

On the 26th of April 2021, the Centre for Commercial Law at the University of Aberdeen organised a roundtable to commemorate the World Intellectual Property Day 2021, bringing together academics, practitioners, and postgraduate students. The aim of the roundtable was to discuss the relationship between intellectual property (IP) and small…

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Russell Revisited: A Return to Russell's Paradox and the Principle of Parliamentary Sovereignty

My thanks to Prof Michael Beaney (Regius Chair of Logic, University of Aberdeen) and Prof Gavin McLeod Little (University of Stirling) for thoughtful review and discussion of these ideas, and to seminar students on University of Aberdeen, School of Law’s UK Constitutional Law module, who helped to spark my thoughts…

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World Intellectual Property Day - April 26, 2021: Intellectual Property & Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises: Taking Geographical Indications to Market

Small and medium-size businesses can benefit from intellectual property protection for their businesses, for example with the regime of geographical indications (GI). A geographical indication is a sign used on products that have a specific geographical origin and possess qualities or a reputation that are due to that origin. There…

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