Dev Gangjee

Professor of Intellectual Property Law

Other affiliations

Intellectual Property Discussion Group Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre


Dev Gangjee is Professor of Intellectual Property Law within the Law Faculty and a Law Fellow at St Hilda's College. Prior to joining Oxford, he was a senior lecturer at the London School of Economics. Dev is a graduate of the National Law School of India and Oxford, where he was a Rhodes Scholar.

Dev's research focuses on Intellectual Property (IP), with a special emphasis on Branding and Trade Marks, Geographical Indications and Copyright law. Thematic research interests include the history and political economy of IP, collective and open innovation, the significance of registration for intangibles, and rights in data. He has acted in an advisory capacity for national governments, law firms, international organisations and the European Commission on IP issues.

Besides IP, Dev has teaching interests across private law, including contract, land and tort law. He has won teaching prizes (LSE) and a student welfare award (Oxford). He is a visiting professor at the Munich Intellectual Property Law Centre, having taught on their LLM programme since 2010. He has held visiting fellowships and positions at the Institute of Intellectual Property in Tokyo (2005), the IP Research Institute of Australia at UNSW (2010), Hong Kong University (2018), the National University of Singapore (2022) and the University of Berne (2023). Dev is presently Director of the Oxford IP Research Centre (OIPRC). He serves on the Editorial Boards of the Modern Law Review and Queen Mary Journal of Intellectual Property.