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, information technology, and competition law.

Dr Luis Porangaba (programme convenor)

Dr Magali Eben

Professor Kristofer Erickson

Dr Ula Furgal

Dr Marta Iljadica

Professor Martin Kretschmer

Dr Stavros Makris

Professor Andreas Rahmatian

Dr David Reader

Professor Konstantinos Stylianou

Dr 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 wide range of commercial and non-profit organisations on copyright, patents, trade marks, unfair competition, rights of publicity, online platforms, data protection, and competition law
  • 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, false advertising, intermediary liability, information technology, trade secrets, and technology transfer agreements
  • have worked on impactful research with civil society stakeholders such as the Wikimedia Foundation, Creative Commons, and Open Rights Group
  • have contributed to drafting legislation and public consultations.

Academic excellence

Members of staff

Staff outreach

Members of staff

  • participate in the work of relevant organisations such as the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO), the Arts and Humanities Research Council UK (AHRC), the European Copyright Society (ECS), the European Policy for Intellectual Property (EPIP), the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property (ISHTIP), the International Trademark Association (INTA), and the Academic Society for Competition Law (ASCOLA)
  • 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, the British Parliament and at high-level roundtables for the European 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
  • are often approached by news outlets and other media such as the BBC, Bloomberg, the Guardian, and Insider to comment on current legal and policy issues
  • collaborate with industry partners such as the Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society and the Alliance of Independent Authors
  • deliver training to judges and regulators in Europe and elsewhere
  • judge on international mooting competitions such as the Oxford International Intellectual Property Moot, the Herbert Smith Freehills Competition Law Moot at King’s College, and the European Law Moot Court Competition.