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)
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.
Members of staff:
- have published widely in leading peer-reviewed journals on issues of international, EU and national intellectual property, and EU competition law
- developed innovative initiatives such as the Copyright Evidence Wiki and OMeBa (Online Media Behaviour Analytics), in collaboration with the AHRC Creative Industries Policy and Evidence Centre and the UK Intellectual Property Office
- led significant, publicly-funded research workstreams such as (i) “Intellectual Property, Content Regulation and Access to Finance” of the Centre of Excellence for Policy & Evidence in the Creative Industries (PEC) and (ii) “Creative Industries”, as part of the Horizon 2020 Consortium “reCreating Europe: Rethinking digital copyright law for a culturally diverse, accessible, creative Europe”
- contributed to leading international collaborative research projects such as Primary Sources on Copyright (1450-1900)
- sat on the Editorial or Advisory Board of a number of peer-reviewed journals including the European Journal of Law and Technology, the Journal of Comparative Law, the Law and Humanities Journal, the Trademark Reporter, and the Web Journal of Current Legal Issues
- sat on the UK Intellectual Property Office Research Expert Advisory Group
- held positions and taught at a number of other leading universities, including the University of Aberdeen, Bournemouth University, the European University Institute, the London School of Economics, the University of Oxford, and the University of Southampton.
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  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.