Postgraduate taught 

Intellectual Property & the Digital Economy LLM

Academic staff

Academic staff

The LLM in Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy is taught by a team combining academic excellence with first-hand knowledge and experience of the practical workings of the law in a wide range of related areas, including intellectual property law, information technology, ecommerce, and competition law.

Dr Luis Porangaba (programme convenor)

Dr Magli Eben

Dr Ula Furgal

Dr Marta Iljadica

Prof Martin Kretschmer

Dr Thomas Margoni

Prof Andreas Rahmatian

Dr Florence Thepot

Ms Amy Thomas

Practical experience

Members of staff

  • have worked at government institutions including the UK Intellectual Property Office
  • have worked at major law firms specialising in intellectual property law
  • have provided legal advice to a diverse range of commercial organisations on copyright, patents, trade marks, unfair competition, ecommerce and data protection issues
  • have worked in international arbitration disputes in Paris and New York dealing with IP licensing and distribution agreements
  • have extensive litigation experience in intellectual property including unfair competition and intermediary liability, information technology law, trade secrets, technology transfer agreements and breach of confidence.

Academic excellence

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Staff outreach

Members of staff

  • participate in the work of relevant organisations such as the Art and Humanities Research Council, the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP), the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP), and the International Trademark Association (INTA)
  • are regularly invited to present papers at seminars, workshops, and international conferences in the UK and abroad
  • have presented evidence at hearings in the European Parliament and at high-level roundtables for the Commission
  • are often cited by courts, including the judicial review of the UK private use exemption in BASCA v Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills [2015] EWHC 1723, the Advocate-General’s Opinion in Nokia Italy (C-110/15) on the interpretation of Article 5(2)(b) Infosoc Directive, and the reference order in Deckmyn (C-201/13) dealing with the parody defence
  • judge on international mooting competitions such as the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot, the European Law Moot Court Competition, and the Central and Eastern European Moot Court Competition.