Biography

Shaffan is a DPhil in Law Candidate researching the intersection between criminal law and copyright law. His thesis aims to provide a principled harm-based analysis of criminalisation of copyright infringements by: examining the history of such criminal provisions in the UK; developing an account of the possible harms involved in copyright infringements; considering other mediating principles to refine the scope of such criminalisation; applying the analysis to the current law; and considering prosecution practice. It draws on both theoretical and doctrinal material to advance its arguments. His project is jointly supervised by Professors Dev Gangjee and Rebecca Williams.

Shaffan holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from King's College London (2018), and a Bachelor of Civil Law (BCL) from the University of Oxford (2020).

He is admitted to the Bar in the Republic of Maldives.

Publications

Recent additions

  • Tanya Aplin and Shaffan Mohamed, 'The concept of ‘reputation’ in the moral right of integrity' (2019) 14 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 268
    DOI: 10.1093/jiplp/jpz004
    Tanya F. Aplin is Professor of Intellectual Property Law, King’s College London. Ahmed Shaffan Mohamed (LLB, King's College London) was a King's Undergraduate Research Fellow in 2018.
    This article argues that UK and Strasbourg defamation jurisprudence should be considered when assessing the notion of ‘reputation’ in section 80 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA), ie the UK right of integrity. The authors argue that, presently, the limited UK case law on section 80 CDPA suggests an objective test of actual prejudice to the reputation of the author. They argue that the test of prejudice to the author’s reputation should not be limited to an objective test of actual prejudice, but could be either a test of objective potential prejudice or a subjective test of harm.

Journal Article (1)

Tanya Aplin and Shaffan Mohamed, 'The concept of ‘reputation’ in the moral right of integrity' (2019) 14 Journal of Intellectual Property Law & Practice 268
DOI: 10.1093/jiplp/jpz004
Tanya F. Aplin is Professor of Intellectual Property Law, King’s College London. Ahmed Shaffan Mohamed (LLB, King's College London) was a King's Undergraduate Research Fellow in 2018.
This article argues that UK and Strasbourg defamation jurisprudence should be considered when assessing the notion of ‘reputation’ in section 80 of the Copyright Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA), ie the UK right of integrity. The authors argue that, presently, the limited UK case law on section 80 CDPA suggests an objective test of actual prejudice to the reputation of the author. They argue that the test of prejudice to the author’s reputation should not be limited to an objective test of actual prejudice, but could be either a test of objective potential prejudice or a subjective test of harm.

Research projects