Graham Dutfield – Geographical indications and traditional knowledge – short bio

Graham Dutfield is founding director of the LLM in Intellectual Property Law, and of the Research Group on Emerging Technologies in Law and Society, both at the University of Leeds, UK. He is Visiting Professor at Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute, University of London. He is also a member of the Expert Advisory Group for the Australian Centre for Intellectual Property in Agriculture (ACIPA), and a Research Affiliate of the Intellectual Property Law and Technology Program at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto. From 2010-14 he was Scientific Advisory Board member of a Canadian synthetic biology project: PhytoMetaSyn. Previously he worked at Queen Mary University of London and at International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development where he was Academic Director of a project with UNCTAD on TRIPS and development. He has published numerous articles and several books including Global Intellectual Property Law (with U Suthersanen), and Intellectual Property Rights and the Life Science Industries: Past, Present and Future. He has a DPhil from the University of Oxford.

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