Frederick Mostert


Professor Frederick Mostert is a Past President of the International Trademark Association, currently the President of the Luxury Law Alliance and Of Counsel at Bird & Bird, London.  He served as Chief Intellectual Property Counsel and Chief Legal Counsel of Richemont, which includes Cartier, Van Cleef and Arpels, and Alfred Dunhill.  He was inducted into the Intellectual Property Hall of Fame in 2015, which honours those who have helped to establish intellectual property as one of the key business assets of the 21st century. 

He is a Professor of Practice at the Dickson Poon School of Law, King’s College London.  He is a founder of the Digital Scholarship Institute and Digilabs.  Frederick received a Teaching Excellence Award from King’s College for 2017/2018 and a King’s College Education Award for ‘Expanding Opportunities’ in 2021.  His opinion pieces have been featured in the Financial Times and the South China Morning Post.  Some of Frederick’s pro bono legal assistance has been provided to President Nelson Mandela and the Shaolin Monks.

He has served on advisory boards including the Industry Advisory Commission of the World Intellectual Property Organization (UN Agency, Geneva), the Advisory Board of the European Union Intellectual Property Office (Brussels) and, the McCarthy Institute for Intellectual Property (San Francisco).  At present, he also serves on the Editorial Board of the Oxford University Press’s Journal of Intellectual Property Law and Practice and has served on the editorial board of The Trademark Reporter.  He is a member of the New York Bar and a solicitor of England and Wales.  He has practised corporate law at Shearman and Sterling (New York) and international intellectual property law at Fross Zelnick Lehrman & Zissu in New York.  He has an LLM from Columbia University School of Law in New York and an LLD from the University of Johannesburg.

Research projects & programmes

Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre