Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

Institute of Brand and Innovation Law

About IBIL

The Institute of Brand and Innovation Law was established in 2007, by the late Sir Hugh Laddie, to reflect UCL’s strategy of expanding its activity in the field of intellectual property law.

IBIL team 2014
from left to right (2014): Bhaavin Wallia, Christopher Stothers, Daniel Alexander QC, Stephen Jones, Matt Fisher, Sir Robin Jacob, Mark Anderson, Ilanah Simon Fhima, Phil Baker


UCL’s Institute of Brand and Innovation Law is looking for a Research and Administrative Assistant. This is a one year, part time position, beginning in 1 January 2017. Main duties are

• To provide administrative support for the teaching activities of IBIL staff
• Maintain the IBIL website
• To provide research assistance to IBIL Academic staff
• To facilitate the smooth running of the IBIL office

IBIL, directed by Professor Sir Robin Jacob, organises prominent public seminars and lectures, as well as a range of CPD courses and smaller invitation-only workshops. IBIL members are active researchers and teachers across the whole range of IP rights and the appointee would be given significant responsibility in supporting all of these activities.

The closing date is Friday 18 November 2016.


Our staff have judicial, practical and academic experience. In addition, we are assisted by an advisory panel, consisting of judges, practitioners and members of the intellectual property institutions.

Advisory Body

  • Professor Lionel Bently, University of Cambridge
  • Alison Brimelow, Former President of the European Patent Office
  • Professor Jan Brinkhof, Former senior judge of the Court of Appeal in the Netherlands
  • Professor Josef Drexl, Director, Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property and Competition Law, Munich
  • Lord Justice Floyd, Patent Judge of the High Court
  • Andrew Griffiths, Reader in IP law at Manchester University
  • Stephen Jones, Consultant, Baker & McKenzie, and patent attorney
  • The Rt. Hon. The Lord Neuberger of Abottsbury, President of the Supreme Court
  • Randall Rader, Former Chief Judge of the Court of Appeal for the Federal Circuit, USA
  • David Rosenberg, Senior Executive of Glaxo Smith Kline
  • Stephen Rubin OBE, Chairman, Pentland Group PLC
  • Kong Xiangjun, Chief Judge of the IPR Division of the Supreme People's Court, China
  • Wang Yanfang, Judge of the IPR Division of the Supreme People's Court, China