Biography

Graeme Dinwoodie is the Global Professor of Intellectual Property Law at Chicago-Kent College of Law.  From 2009-2018, he was the Professor of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford, Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre, and a Professorial Fellow of St. Peter's College.  In addition to being a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Oxford, he has held a number of visiting or honorary positions at leading universities, including most recently as the Yong Shook Lin Visiting Professor of Intellectual Property Law at the National University of Singapore, a Global Professor of Law at New York University School of Law, an Honorary Professor of Law at the University of Strasbourg, and the George P. Smith II Distinguished Visiting Chair at Indiana University Maurer School of Law.   Professor Dinwoodie had been a faculty member at Chicago-Kent College of Law for several years prior to taking up the IP Chair at Oxford in 2009, and also previously taught at the University of Cincinnati College of Law and University of Pennsylvania School of Law.  From 2005-2009, he also held a Chair in Intellectual Property Law at Queen Mary College, University of London. He teaches and writes in all aspects of intellectual property law, with an emphasis on the international and comparative aspects of the discipline. He is the author of five casebooks including Trademarks and Unfair Competition: Law and Policy (5th ed 2018) (with Janis), Trade Dress and Design Law (2010) (with Janis), and International Intellectual Property Law and Policy (2d ed. 2008) (with Hennessey, Perlmutter and Austin). Professor Dinwoodie's articles have appeared in several leading law reviews. He received the 2008 Ladas Memorial Award from the International Trademark Association for his article Confusion Over Use: Contextualism in Trademark Law (with Janis). Professor Dinwoodie has served as a consultant to the World Intellectual Property Organization on matters of private international law, as an Adviser to the American Law Institute on both its current Restatement of Copyright initiative and its 2010 project on Principles on Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments in Intellectual Property Matters, and as a Consultant to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development on the Protection of Traditional Knowledge. He is a past Chair of the Intellectual Property Section of the Association of American Law Schools and was the President of the International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property (ATRIP) from 2011-2013. Professor Dinwoodie was elected to the American Law Institute (ALI) in 2003, and in 2008 was awarded the Pattishall Medal for Excellence in Teaching Trademark and Trade Identity Law by the International Trademark Association.  He currently serves as an Adviser on the ALI's project on the Restatement of Copyright Law. Prior to teaching, Professor Dinwoodie had been an associate with Sullivan and Cromwell in New York. Professor Dinwoodie holds a First Class Honors LL.B. degree from the University of Glasgow, an LL.M. from Harvard Law School, and a J.S.D. from Columbia Law School. He was the Burton Fellow in residence at Columbia Law School for 1988-89, working in the field of intellectual property law, and a John F. Kennedy Scholar at Harvard Law School for 1987-88.

Publications