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Professor Tanya Aplin

Professor of Intellectual Property Law

Research interests

  • Law


Professor Aplin specialises in the area of Intellectual Property Law, having joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in September 2002 as a Lecturer. She was previously a Lecturer in Law at Robinson College, Cambridge (2000-2002), and a Research Fellow at Murdoch University (1997-1999).

Professor Aplin graduated from Murdoch University, Western Australia with LLB and BA degrees (1994) and from the University of Oxford with a BCL (1997) and D Phil (2002).

She has been a visiting scholar at Boalt School of Law, UCB (2006); a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the TC Beirne School of Law, University of Queensland (2009); Visiting Fellow at the School of Law, University of New South Wales (2009, 2013, 2014) and a Senior Fellow at Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne (2013).

Professor Aplin has also been a visiting lecturer on numerous law programmes, including those offered by the IP Academy Singapore, Pepperdine School of Law, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, Melbourne Law School, Turin Law School, Notre Dame Law School and Paris II, College de droit. She was formerly Head of Education in the School of Law (2008-2012) and Vice-Dean (Research) (2016-2021) and, until recently, Director of the LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Law.

She is presently Director of the King’s Postgraduate Diploma/MA in UK, EU and US Copyright Law. In 2015 and 2017 she was the recipient of the Law School's Supervisory Excellence Award.

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