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Alvaro Fernandez-Mora

Dr Alvaro Fernandez-Mora

Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law

Research interests

  • Law


Dr Alvaro Fernandez-Mora is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at The Dickson Poon School of Law. Alvaro joined King's College London in 2024, having previously worked as a Lecturer in Law at the University of York (2021-2024).

Alvaro has earned degrees from the University of Oxford (DPhil), Harvard Law School (LLM) and Universidad Pontificia Comillas de Madrid ICADE (LLB). Before pursuing his doctoral studies, Alvaro worked as an associate lawyer at Hogan Lovells LLP’s intellectual property litigation department in Madrid.

Alvaro's research interests lie at the intersection between intellectual property law and other fields –notably human rights, competition law and economics–, often from a comparative perspective. Alvaro's work has been published in the Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL), the International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) or the Intellectual Property Quarterly (IPQ).

Research interests

  • Intellectual Property
  • Trade Marks
  • Human Rights
  • Freedom of Expression
  • Right to Health
  • Competition Law
  • Comparative Law
  • Empirical Research (quantitative)

Teaching Interests

  • Intellectual Property Law
  • Comparative Law

Selected Publications

  • Alvaro Fernandez-Mora, 'Trade Marks and the Right to Health: A Growing Tension’, in Himani Bhakuni & Lucas Miotto (eds), Justice in Global Health: New Perspectives and Current Issues (Routledge 2023)
  • Alvaro Fernandez-Mora, 'A Counterintuitive Approach to the Interaction Between Trademarks and Freedom of Expression inthe US and Europe: A Two-Way Relationship’ (2022) 39(2) Berkeley Journal of International Law (BJIL) 293
  • Alvaro Fernandez-Mora, 'Trade Mark Functions in Business Practice: Mapping the Law Through the Search for EconomicContent’ (2021) 52(10) International Review of Intellectual Property and Competition Law (IIC) 1370
  • Alvaro Fernandez-Mora, 'Fragmentation in European Trade Mark Law: The Public Policy and Morality Exclusions’ (2020) 4 Intellectual Property Quarterly (IPQ) 271