Marie is a DPhil Candidate in Law at St John's College. She obtained her LLB and LLM degrees from the London School of Economics and Political Science. Marie is an Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (AFHEA).
Marie is particularly interested in socio-legal debates in intellectual property law, her doctoral research focusing on the implications of approaches to branding as a practice in sociology, cultural and marketing studies for the doctrinal approach to branding adopted by courts and registries in trade mark disputes.
Marie previously worked as a Research Assistant at Queen Mary University of London where she assisted with the Ukraine DFID/FCO IP Court Project - a UK technical assistance project to support the establishment and operation of a new Intellectual Property Court in Ukraine. Marie has also worked in practice as a fee earner working on matters relating to the legal protection of trade marks.
Since beginning her doctoral studies, Marie has been a Tutor for visiting students in intellectual property law at Hertford College, Pembroke College, Harris Manchester College and St Anne's College. For the Academic Year 2020/21 she was also a Graduate Teaching Assistant for the FHS Copyright, Trade Marks and Allied Rights Course at the University of Oxford and a Lecturer in land law/landlord & tenant law at Nottingham Trent University.