Genevieve Wilkinson teaches in the areas of intellectual property law, human rights and international law. Her current research focuses on the intersections between trade mark law and the human right to health. She is also interested in human rights parliamentary scrutiny and its relationship to both intellectual property and economic, social and cultural rights. Genevieve commenced legal practice in 2003 at Freehills and worked in intellectual property litigation. In 2007 she worked in litigation and international arbitration for Olswang in London before returning to Sydney to join the New South Wales Bar in 2008. Genevieve has also tutored and lectured in human rights law at Australian Catholic University since 2013.
Wilkinson, GM 2016, 'The Human Rights (Parliamentary Security) Act 2011 (Cth) and the Increasingly Visible Intersections between the Human Right to Health and Intellectual Property in Australia', Intellectual Property Forum, no. 105, pp. 46-54.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Health and intellectual property intersect in many ways. Patent,
trade mark and copyright legislation provide limited monopolies
as incentives for innovation and creation. This can encourage
the development of new pharmaceuticals and diagnostic methods which
address disease and illness. However these monopolies can often restrict or
prevent public access to those pharmaceuticals or diagnostic methods and
the copyright works that describe and analyse them. These restrictions can
negatively impact on health outcomes for individuals and populations.
Wilkinson, GM & Thompson, C 2012, 'Not Such a Crafty Corkscrew? Sheldon v Metrokane and the status of industrial designs as 'works of artistic craftsmanship' under Australian law', European Intellectual Property Review, vol. 26, no. 12, pp. 548-555.View/Download from: UTS OPUS
Wilkinson, GM 2008, 'Finding a Healthy Balance: Evaluating Models for Change to International Intellectual Property Laws Affecting Global Access to Medicine and Realisation of the Human Right to Health', Yearbook on humanitarian action and human rights.
Wilkinson, G 2019, 'Tobacco plain packaging, human rights and the object and purpose of international trade mark protection' in Frankel, S (ed), The Object and Purpose of Intellectual Property, Edward Elgar, Cheltenham Glos GL50 2JA UK.