Alison Slade is a Lecturer in Intellectual Property Law at the University of Leicester. Prior to Leicester, she was a lecturer at Brunel University London. She completed her DPhil at the University of Oxford under the supervision of Professor Graeme Dinwoodie. While completing her doctorate, she held the position of Stipendiary Lecturer in Law at St Catherine’s College, Oxford (2008-2012). Her current research interests are centred around international intellectual property law in the trade context, and comparative IP law. Articles in this area have recently been published in International and Comparative Law Quarterly and Osgoode Hall Law Journal.