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About the Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI)

The Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute (QMIPRI)  is an internationally renowned research institution in intellectual property law and related areas of commercial law. 

QMIPRI is part of the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of London and is based at the postgraduate law centre in Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.

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Research

QMIPRI research is carried out in all fields of intellectual property law, taking an international and comparative perspective. Around 30 to 40 PhD students complement the vibrant research culture. 

The Intellectual Property Archive at Queen Mary University of London is one of the finest specialist intellectual property collections in Europe, with significant contributions from the Chartered Institute of Patent Attorneys (CIPA).

The Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property publishes full-length articles as well as analysis pieces and case reports.

Teaching

Our members teach on the London and Paris LLM programmes, as well as specialist intellectual property programmes: Certificate in Intellectual Property law, MSc in Intellectual Property Management, LLM in Intellectual Property Law and the Certificate in Trade Mark Law and Practice.

Events

QMIPRI hosts a number of events each year, including the annual Herchel Smith Intellectual Property Lecture, as well as a programme of seminars and IP research cafes.

QMUL and WIPO sign landmark agreement to cooperate in IP teaching and research
QMUL and WIPO sign landmark agreement to cooperate in IP teaching and research

Queen Mary Intellectual Property Research Institute members

QMIIPRI members and visiting staff are regular speakers at international conferences and have acted as advisors for many international organisations such as WIPO, UNCTAD, the European Parliament, the European Patent Office and the European Commission as well as for non-governmental organisations. 

QMIPRI visiting faculty

EIPIN

QMIPRI is a founding member of the European Intellectual Property Institutes Network (EIPIN), which was established in 1999 to facilitate and increase cooperation among IP institutions and students in Europe.

Herchel Smith

Dr Herchel Smith's endowments to Queen Mary University of London continue to fund the Herchel Smith Chair in Intellectual Property, a number of student scholarships and the annual Herchel Smith public lecture in intellectual property. Along with CIPA, Dr Herchel Smith was instrumental in the creation of the Intellectual Property Archive at QMUL.

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