1 Queen Mary J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2011)

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Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, Vol. 1 No. 1, April 2011, p. 1


Editorial




It is with absolute pleasure and a touch of relief that we pen this editorial for the inau-
gural issue of the Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property, or QMJIP as we have
come  to know it with affection and pride.
   The key word  that sums up the spirit and momentum behind this journal is work.
Not only is it a work in its own right, an enticing symmetry for an audience of intel-
lectual property scholarship, but also it is the product of the tremendous force of a
very  enthusiastic and creative community  at Queen  Mary   Intellectual Property
Research  Institute - the real energy that moved this whole project forward from an
idea to a 'work'. In the very real sense of 'work', the journal is a true and purposeful
accomplishment  by a large group of enthusiastic, creative and talented people.
   The journal also launches at a very significant moment in the history of Queen
Mary  University of London, marking 30 years since the establishment of the Centre
for Commercial Law  Studies by Professor Roy Goode and the first endowment by the
famous  inventor, Dr Herchel Smith. Dr Herchel Smith's generosity established what
was  to become the Herchel Smith Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary
University of London  and  supported the creation of the Queen Mary  Intellectual
Property Research  Institute (QMIPRI), one of the foremost centres for intellectual
property research and  education both within Europe  and internationally. Indeed,
Malcolm  Langley, librarian of the Herchel Smith archive, has contributed a wonder-
ful paper on the history of the Herchel Smith bequest to this inaugural issue.
   QMJIP  is offered as a forum for the highest quality of scholarship in intellectual
property, in recognition of the tremendous talent and research going on in intellectual
property, and in response to the desire to contribute to that community, both as a space
and as a work. To that end, the journal in itself will also drive work through an annual
journal conference, offering researchers a dynamic place to exchange ideas and to
refine arguments as part of the broader journal 'community' we hope to nurture.
   The major protagonists in this story are to be found in the thriving PhD commu-
nity at Queen Mary  Intellectual Property Research Institute. In particular, an enor-
mous  debt is owed to Rish Handa and Luke McDonagh  for their tireless efforts in the
early days of the project, carried forth by Martin Kuppers, Marcus Goffe and Marc
Mimler. A special acknowledgement is owed to the incredible efforts of Marc Mimler,
General Editor, in bringing this first issue to life. He has ensured a professionalism
and commitment   from the outset, and has showed astonishing energy in the demand-
ing months up to publication.
   We  hope you enjoy the first issue. The work has only just begun.

                                                          The Consultant Editors
    Professor Johanna Gibson, Herchel Smith Professor of Intellectual Property Law,
                                               Queen  Mary University of London
      Lord Hoffmann, Honorary  Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Queen Mary
                                                           University of London





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