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Associate Dean (Outreach & Continuing Legal Education), Senior Lecturer
LL.B. Hons. (UWI) LL.M. (Lond), PhD (Lond.)
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Natalie Corthésy is a graduate of The UWI Faculty of Law Cave Hill. She obtained her LLM from University College London and read for her PhD at Queen Mary University of London. She teaches Intellectual Property Law, Advanced Copyright Law, Geographical Indications in the Global market, Employment Law, Industrial Relations Law and Tort Law. She is the Associate Dean of Outreach and Continuing Legal Education and Coordinator of the LLM in IP Law and the Cultural and Creative Industries which she was instrumental in conceptualizing and launching with the assistance of the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).

Research Interests: 
Intellectual Property Law
Tort Law, Employment and Labour Law
Courses : 
Law of Torts I
Intellectual Property Law

In 2022, she received the Principal’s Research Day Award for the research project with the Greatest Business / Economic Development Impact 2019 for Country Name Designation and International IP Protection of National Competitive Identities, and also in 2019 for International Intellectual Property Protection of Country Names - Balancing Nation Brands and Geographic Commons in a Competitive Marketplace. She is the recipient of the 2017 International Trademark Association's Ladas Memorial Award for her paper Trademarks, Country Names and Misappropriation of National Identity, which was later published in the Oxford Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice. She also received an award from the Queen Mary University of London’s Post Graduate Research Fund, UK. An accomplished poet, her short story Paradise Plum was made the 2023 Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival Longlist for the Elizabeth Nunez Award for Writers in the Caribbean. She is the 2020 winner of the Caribbean Writer’s Marvin E Williams Prize for a new or emerging writer for The Helper Experiment, and a 2006 Calabash Fellowship, Calabash Literary Arts Festival Jamaica. She has published three anthologies Fried Green Plantains 2017, Sky Juice 2021, and White Rum and Coconut Water 2023.

Dr. Corthésy is affiliated with the Association for Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP), the IP Unit - The UWI Cave Hill, and the Jamaica Bar Association’s IP Law Committee. She has served as a Member of the Advisory Board of the Jamaica Intellectual Property Office and the Jamaica Cultural Development Commission and is a member of the National Working Group convened by Jamaica’s Prime Minister to conceptualise and implement a strategy for Brand Jamaica.   

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