In early February 2016, shortly after submitting the manuscript of this book, my friend and colleague, Catherine Seville, died at home, unexpectedly, at the age of 52. Her death deprives us of one of our foremost intellectual property scholars. Catherine’s father asked me to see her book through the press. Unsurprisingly, the manuscript was meticulously presented, as Catherine’s work always was. Apart from taking account of the entry into force of certain EU legislation, her text has been left exactly as she intended when it was submitted in December 2015. It has been a melancholy undertaking, but it was important that what were to all intents her final labours should see the light of day.
13 July 2016