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David Llewelyn


  • Professor of Law, Laws
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    Research interests

    Intellectual property law; particularly international and comparative aspects and issues arising from the use in practice of IP rights and their enforcement;Trade mark law and its development in Europe, together with other methods of protection for trade indicia, including the law of passing off. Commercialisation of intellectual property rights.




    •  Commercialisation of Intellectual Property
    •  International & Comparative Law of Trademarks, Designs & Unfair Competition

    Research interests (short)

    Intellectual property law generally; more particularly comparative trade mark law and issues arising from the use in practice of IP rights.

    Biographical details

    A solicitor, David is a partner and Head of Intellectual Property at international law firm White & Case in its London office. He is also External Director of the IP Academy Singapore and Honorary Professor in Intellectual Property Law at Hong Kong University.

    After a period as a NATO Fellow in 1979, he spent nearly two years as a Research Fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law in Munich. In July 1994, David founded Llewelyn Zietman, which grew to a 25-lawyer firm before he left in September 1999 to join White & Case.

    David is one of the "Leading Individuals" in intellectual property named by Chambers' Guide to the Legal Profession and is one of the top 50 trademark lawyers in the world chosen by Euromoney's Managing Intellectual Property.


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