Dr Luis Porangaba
- Lecturer (School of Law)
Luis joined the School of Law as a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law in September 2019, having previously been a Departmental Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Oxford (2018-2019). He convenes the LLM programme Intellectual Property and the Digital Economy, and is Co-Director of CREATe - the UK Copyright and Creative Economy Centre.
Luis was awarded his doctorate (DPhil) by the University of Oxford. He also holds MJur and MPhil (Distinction) degrees from Oxford, and an LLB (academic achievement scholar) from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro. His current research is concerned with issues relating to the scope of protection across all major fields of IP law. He is particularly interested in the study of the doctrinal mechanisms that courts have devised in response to the expansion of protectable subject matter across intellectual property domains in the recent past. Amongst other projects, Luis is currently working on a monograph entitled 'Functions in Context: Reconceptualising the Scope of Trade Mark Infringement' which is under contract with Cambridge University Press.
Over the years, Luis has taught across all areas of IP law at Oxford (2015-2019) and at the London School of Economics (2017-2018), having also acted as a Lecturer in the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Programme at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (2008-2016). He practised law in Brazil as a legal advisor and litigator for more than a decade in the field of intellectual property, notably trade marks, patents, intermediary liability, and unfair competition.
Luis' recent scholarship has appeared in the Intellectual Property Quarterly (UK) and The Trademark Reporter (US).
Luis’ research interests primarily lie in the field of intellectual property law, with emphasis on trade marks, patents, and unfair competition.
His current research is concerned with issues relating to the scope of protection across all major fields of IP law. He is particularly interested in the study of the doctrinal mechanisms that courts have devised in response to the expansion of protectable subject matter across intellectual property domains in the recent past.
Porangaba, L. H. (2018) A contextual account of the trade mark functions theory. Intellectual Property Quarterly, 3, pp. 230-252.
Luis is willing to supervise research students whose proposed work falls within his areas of interest, in particular UK and European intellectual property law.
- Cifrodelli, Gabriele
Can an Artificial Intelligence (AI) be considered an inventor? Prospects and implications for this (hypothetical) personhood/inventorship under the current patent system from a legal and ethical perspective
- Li, Zihao
Data protection in the context of online personalised pricing in the EU and China: A comparative analysis
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