In October 2018 Luis was appointed to the post of Departmental Lecturer in Intellectual Property at the Law Faculty. He currently teaches across all fields of IP on the FHS (Copyright, Trade Marks and Allied Rights; Copyright, Patents and Allied Rights) and BCL/MJur (Intellectual Property Law) course options.
Luis practised law in Brazil as a legal advisor and litigator for more than ten years in the field of intellectual property, notably trade marks, patents, intermediary liability and unfair competition. His practice encompasses experience in international arbitration covering distribution and technology transfer agreements, confidential information and IP rights. More recently, Luis co-authored an amicus brief in a high-profile constitutional challenge case at the Brazilian Supreme Court dealing with patent law, TRIPS compliance and industrial policy.
In the past years, Luis acted as a GTA teaching patents and copyright tutorials in both FHS IP options at Oxford (2016-2017), and as a Lecturer in the Intellectual Property Postgraduate Program at Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (2008-2016). He was a Visiting Teacher at the London School of Economics for the 2017-2018 academic year, leading copyright and patents seminars in the Intellectual Property Law undergraduate course. Luis also taught visiting students at Hertford, St Catherine's and Harris Manchester.
Luis holds an LLB degree from Pontifícia Universidade Católica do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil), awarded with a full-tuition merit scholarship, and MJur and MPhil (Distinction) degrees from the University of Oxford. He is currently completing the DPhil and his doctoral research explores the interplay between the functions theory and scope of protection in European trade mark law. Luis' other research interests include patents, law and (behavioural) economics, and legal theory applied to Intellectual Property.
Languages: English, Portuguese