Insights into Intellectual Property by Nottingham Researcher at key London event

Doctoral researcher Mohamed Al Kharusi presents at LawLab intellectual property event in London.

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Mohamed Al Kharusi delivering his presentation at the LawLab event

Doctoral researcher and member of the Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, Mohamed Al Kharusi, recently gave a presentation at a LawLab event held in London on 14-16 March 2016. LawLab is a partnership of commercial, entrepreneurship and start-up law clinics across the United Kingdom, including the Legal Advice Centre within the Nottingham Law School (NLS). The London event, which was jointly sponsored by the Legal Education Foundation, the University of Oslo and Queen Mary University of London, was designed with a specific focus on intellectual property issues and provided funding support to enable presentations by those researching in the area of intellectual property.

Mohamed, who is undertaking his doctoral studies under the supervision of Dr Janice Denoncourt and Dr Rebecca Wong, was able to offer an insight into his research project titled, The Legal and Regulatory Impact of the Intellectual Property Rights Framework in Oman. This project, which is also being sponsored by the Omani Government, draws attention to the importance of understanding cultural perspectives in the process of developing and applying intellectual property law in Oman. It also suggests that culture plays a role in inculcating awareness of intellectual property frameworks and opportunities for small and medium enterprises (SMEs). In his presentation, Mohamed was also able to draw on his experience volunteering for the Legal Advice Centre at NLS, where he provided IP Health Checks for final year students in the School of Art and Design.

The strong focus on intellectual property issues meant that participants in the event were invited to take part in a seminar on data and technology assessment hosted by qLegal (the Queen Mary Legal Advice Centre) as well as a mini-moot at the Royal Courts of Justice involving intellectual property law issues. Participants also attended a talk at the Law Society on the role of the Law Society and Pro Bono clinics in promoting intellectual property awareness and visited the Digital Catapult Centre, which promotes innovation and collaborates with startups and SMEs as well as the business, academic and public sectors.

The Centre for Business and Insolvency Law, which has gained a reputation worldwide for the promotion of research and teaching in business and insolvency law, is pleased, with the invitation extended to Mohamed, to participate in the LawLab event in London.

This underpins the Centre’s commitment to fostering critical thinking in business and insolvency matters, particularly among younger scholars, both at domestic and international levels.

Insights into Intellectual Property by Nottingham Researcher at key London event

Published on 5 April 2016
  • Category: Research; Nottingham Law School

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